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Mercy McAuley announces Doug Robertson as its new head basketball coach

Posted at 8:08 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 20:26:03-04

CINCINNATI — Mercy McAuley High School named Doug Robertson Thursday night as its head basketball coach.

Robertson succeeds Nick Baltimore, who stepped down from the position in June in order to spend more time with his family.

Robertson was most recently the South Dearborn girls basketball head coach the past two years. He has over 15 years of basketball coaching experience.

“I am excited for this new opportunity to continue the tradition of excellence at Mercy McAuley,” Robertson said in a statement. “I look forward to developing and growing the program and to learning more about the youth basketball programs in the area. Our hope is to produce a highly competitive, exciting, up-tempo style of basketball."

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Prior to teaching and coaching at South Dearborn, Robertson served as the varsity girls basketball coach for four years with Franklin County Community School Corporation, where he also taught social studies.

Robertson has also coached freshman girls basketball with Michigan City Area Schools, varsity girls basketball and softball with Covenant Christian Schools, varsity basketball and JV softball at Bishop Noll Institute, and JV girls basketball at Andrean High School – all in Indiana.

“We are thrilled to welcome Doug to Mercy McAuley’s basketball program,” said Denise Harvey, assistant principal for student affairs, in a news release. “Doug brings tremendous experience and skills to our program, and we are looking forward to an exciting 2020-21 season.”

Mercy McAuley was 19-6 overall and 6-2 in the Girls Greater Catholic League this past season.

The Wolves won 10 consecutive games and 13 of 14 before a 40-31 loss to Kettering Fairmont in a regional semifinal March 4.