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Saugatuck basketball program hires Ty Rock as coach

HOLLAND – The Saugatuck High School boys basketball program has a new varsity head coach.

Ty Rock was already on the sidelines with his new team on Wednesday during a team camp at Hope College.

“I’ve only had these guys for four days,” Rock said. “I didn’t get to work with them much. But the kids are super coachable.”

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Rock was the varsity coach at Fennville from 2019 to 2022.

“I got the job a few months ago,” Rock said. “I was bouncing around. I did West Ottawa JV and I helped out a little bit with Holland and the job at Saugatuck opened up at the end of March.”

Rock, who played basketball at Gobles High School, is a teacher at Michigan Virtual Charter Academy.

He said he loves Saugatuck so far.

“It’s a tight-knit community,” Rock said. “The families really preach values ​​that are dear to me. There is a sense of loyalty and I think that is important.”

He replaces Brian Ward, who resigned after the season.