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Ohio Power started in the summer of 2012 by the late Charlie Coles, the longtime men's basketball coach at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Charlie is the winningest coach in the history of Miami University and a member of the University's Hall of Fame. After the announcement of his retirement Coach Coles decided that now was his opportunity to go back to his roots and assist in working with area youth in an effort to impact their futures and to improve their basketball skills. His granddaughter, a youth player at the time, made the decision to start working with youngsters again that much easier. So after a quick family meeting, 5 minutes tops, the Ohio Power program was born and a coaching legacy continued to impact the basketball world.

In its inaugural year, Ohio Power began with two teams, with girls from Oxford, Hamilton, Preble Shawnee, Okeana, and even Indiana. 

Our players represented grades 6th through 8th and competed in area tournaments. They dedicated themselves to working hard and improving in all areas of the game. These girls helped us to establish a strong identity in the world of elite girls basketball. We are grateful to the our first class of Ohio Power players and families. They took a chance on something new and were patient as we navigated through the early stages of becoming an organization. 

This season we are proud to announce that we have doubled in size and will have teams competing in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10/11. We welcome back many returning players, as well as all new participants. We are expecting to draw girls from Trenton, Franklin, Middletown and the surrounding greater Cincinnati area. We are very excited and look forward to continuing to grow and develop our program. Our spring season will run from approximately March-June.

We would like to thank several community and regional partners for helping to provide facilities, communication tools and other resources to our program. Both Talawanda and Edgewood School districts along with Badin High School are among some of our key partners. Thank you for your interest, participation and support. We look forward to a great second year!! 

  


 

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
Vince Lombardi

Ohio Power may still have an opportunity for a couple of 9th or 10th grade girls on the 10th grade team. Girls who are looking to take their game to the next level and be part of a great program should call Mary Bennett at 937-765-5295.