New LHS Lady Tiger varsity basketball coach named
The Loveland City School District has announced the administration will recommend Herb Laughman for employment as the new Loveland High School (LHS) Lady Tiger varsity basketball coach at the upcoming June 25 Board of Education Business Meeting. Laughman, who has taught at Loveland Middle School (LMS) since 2010, has nine years teaching experience, and has served as a coach in various sports since 2000.
“Mr. Laughman has proven himself an outstanding coach and mentor for the students at LMS and LHS, and we are thrilled to have him lead the Lady Tigers,” said Chris Kloesz, LHS principal. “Mr. Laughman brings vigor for Tiger athletics that is simply contagious; we expect our girls basketball program to advance under his leadership as coach.”
Laughman attended Defiance College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 2000, and his master’s degree in education in 2008. He began serving students as a teacher at Bradford High School in 2001, also working at Fairlawn High School and Colerain High School before coming to LMS in 2010 as a health and physical education teacher. His coaching career began in 2000 and has included assistant varsity boys basketball coaching positions at Bradford Local School (2001-2003) and Defiance College (2004-2005). Laughman also served Fairlawn Local Schools as the varsity boys basketball coach (2006-2008) and as the varsity girls basketball coach (2008).
"I am excited and honored to be a part of Loveland girls basketball; this will be an exciting challenge for me and my family – a challenge that is worth the time and sacrifice,” said Laughman. “I can't wait to form relationships with all coaches, alumni, parents, community members and athletes. Building the program is going to be a true team effort. I want to thank the administration for this wonderful opportunity, and I hope to make all proud of Loveland girls basketball!"