A shoutout to two coaches from the area finding success in Cleveland, Miss.
Yes, Cleveland, Miss.
If you check the latest NABC Division II coaches poll, you'll again find West Liberty No. 1. Entering the poll last week, however, was No. 24 Delta State of the aforementioned Cleveland.
Statesman coach Jim Boone is a Winfield native who was graduated from West Virginia State University. But his trusty assistant, Charleston's Chris Richardson, pinch-hit for Boone last week while the head coach was down with pneumonia. All Richardson did was lead Delta State to a 67-56 road win over Lee University, snapping the hosts' 23-game home winning streak. The Statesmen then defeated North Alabama 84-72.
Reach Mitch Vingle at 304-348-4827, mitchvin...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/MitchVingle.