CAMDEN — The Preble Shawnee Hoopsters Youth Basketball Board of Directors recently appointed Guy Fogle as the program’s new director. He replaces longtime director Julie Singleton.
“I certainly have big shoes to fill as Julie, and before her, Jessica Shrout, developed a solid foundation for the program,” Fogle said.
Singleton, who also serves on the Preble Shawnee School Board, will remain as a Hoopster board member.
Fogle graduated from Carlisle High School and returned to his alma mater to teach Language Arts and serve as the boys Head Basketball Coach. He has also coached at West Carrollton, Holy Angeles and the Kettering YMCA. He has also organized and coached area youth basketball camps and has coached youth recreational baseball at Preble Shawnee as well as basketball. He will assist his wife who is the head coach of a youth soccer team in the upcoming CANDY season.
“I am more confident with football, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, golf and such but soccer, well, I’m hoping I just get to hand out the Zebra Cakes with the soccer team,” Fogle joked.
Fogle has two state football titles and 10 regional titles in various sports as Athletic Director at Trotwood-Madison from 2011 to 2017. He was nominated for the Integrity and Sportsmanship Award by SW Ohio ADs and won the media award from the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
He has hosted several postseason athletic events for the OHSAA. Currently, Fogle is the PR/Communications Coordinator for the Montgomery County Educational Service Center.
“I love working with kids and helping coaches make their program a positive experience,” Fogle said. “Our facilities have been upgraded at Camden Primary where the Hoopsters practice and play their games. Julie and the Hoopsters board did a great job with this project. It is such an improvement and the kids and coaches will love it.”
Many residents in the area might remember Fogle as a sportscaster and morning show host on Dayton television from 1985 to 2006. He worked for WKEF/WRGT, WHIO, and WDTN, work which included co-hosting popular segments such as the Sports Machine on Sunday nights, Kickoff Countdown with co-host Don Brown and Operation Football at Channel 2.
Fogle has a Bachelor of Arts from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he began his media career in radio on Music Row. He holds a Masters Degree in secondary teaching from the University of Dayton. He has also taught at the Miami Valley Career Center, the Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology and the University Dayton.
Signups will begin during August and September for the basketball program which is for boys and girls, K-6. The recreational basketball program is K-2 while grades 3-6 is competitive and those teams play in the Metro League.
“Our focus has and will continue to be developmental in nature. We want to provide a great experience for the kids with the hope they continue to hone their skills and one day lead Preble Shawnee High School to a championship.”
For more information, contact Fogle 937-414-9701.