John DeRaps will coach girls’ basketball at Sumner

first_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest Posts Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Bio SULLIVAN — John DeRaps began his basketball career as a Sumner Memorial High School student in 1984. Three decades later, he’s returning to the school to coach the varsity girls’ basketball team.DeRaps will replace Amanda Violette, who led the team to a 7-11 record last season.“It’s really exciting, I’ve always loved basketball,” DeRaps said. “I’ve always wanted to coach here.”The Franklin native graduated from Sumner in 1988 and began his coaching career at the Trenton Middle School ten years later.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“My wife was a teacher there when the job opened up,” he said. “Right away, I was hooked on coaching.”DeRaps coached the Trenton team for five years, then at Narraguagus High School in Harrington for the next seven, with his final three years there as the girls’ varsity coach.Moving on, he coached high school basketball at Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln for two years, and then at Old Town High School for the next two years.Now, he’s back at Sumner, where his wife, Marianne, works as principal.“It feels great to be back,” DeRaps said.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.center_img Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img

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