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St. Xavier basketball coach Jimmy Lallathin steps down after three seasons

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Posted at 8:08 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 20:24:35-04

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – St. Xavier High School announced Thursday afternoon that head basketball coach Jimmy Lallathin has resigned to pursue a new path moving forward with his family.

Lallathin, who was named the Bombers coach in April 2015, also resigned as an intervention specialist at the Greater Catholic League South division school.

“Coach Lallathin and his family would like to thank the St. Xavier community for the opportunity and wish the Bombers the best,” the school news release said Thursday. “He is proud of the growth in the basketball program and looks forward to its future success.”

The school said in the release a search for an interim head coach will take place in the coming weeks. All summer activities including basketball camps will continue as planned.

Lallathin, a former Kennesaw State University head coach, was named in April 2015 as the third coach in the last 65 years to lead the St. X program, joining previous coaches Dick Berning and Scott Martin.

Prior to Kennesaw State, Lallathin, a West Chester native, was an assistant for the Miami University coaching staff for four years. Prior to that, he was the men’s associate varsity head coach at Lakota West. 

“We wish him well as he continues his career and thank him for his service,” the St. Xavier release said.

Lallathin had a 31-40 record in his three seasons at St. X. The Bombers were 17-8 overall and 2-4 in the GCL South this past winter. The Bombers were a Division I sectional runner-up in 2017-18.