Northshore High basketball coach Jerry Hernandez announces resignation

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Jerry Hernandez has resigned as head boys basketball coach at Northshore High School after five years at the school including the last four as head coach.

“I want to thank Mr. Frank Jabbia, the principal of Northshore High School for the opportunity and his support. I look forward to new challenges,” said Hernandez in a statement Wednesday. “I don’t know what direction my professional career will take me in the next few years, but I know that I will practice what I have always preached. Whatever my 100 percentneeds to be, I’ll give it.”

Hernandez leaves Northshore with a record of 66-60 and one state playoff appearance. In 14 years of high school head coaching, he has a 223-197 record with seven state playoff appearances. As an assistant for 18 years more year, he worked under Jimmy Tillette, Duane Reboul and Chris Jennings among others.

Hernandez was the first head coach of the Loyola Wolfpack for 13 years after the rebirth of athletics at the university in 1991. He was recently inducted in the Wolfpack Athletics Hall of Fame along with his 1994-95 team.

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