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April 23, 2014

Brian Gamber resigning as Spartans basketball coach

WALTONVILLE — Brian Gamber is resigning as Spartans basketball coach after two seasons.

Gamber was expected to submit his official letter of resignation today. The resignation would be effective immediately for the boys basketball position, Gamber said. He is also a physical education teacher at Waltonville.

Gamber accepted a physical education position at Woodlawn on April 17.

I just felt like it was a good move to a good place for us,” Gamber said. “I just felt like it was the right thing to do and like I said I did enjoy my time at Waltonville. I still care about all those kids and I appreciate the opportunity that they gave me. I was just looking at taking less of a responsibility.”

Gamber spent two seasons coaching the Waltonville boys basketball squad. His first season, the Spartans finished 19-8 overall. Waltonville ended this season with a 10-16 record. Waltonville's season concluded with a 1A regional semifinal loss to Woodlawn.

There's so many things and so many reasons why it helped me develop and turn into the coach and the person that I am and teacher,” Gamber said. “Being young and getting that opportunity to be the head coach there, it was a great experience.”

Gamber made the move to Waltonville after being the Mt. Vernon freshman coach.

So every game, every day in practice certain drills and certain things from game to game, I told them I was learning just as much as they were. I couldn't have asked for better kids for my two years, whether it's my basketball boys or just the students in general that I've had. Waltonville is a very good place, and I've enjoyed my time. They took a chance on me with me being my age, probably would have been easy to hire somebody a little older with more experience.”

Gamber added he was excited about his opportunity at Woodlawn.

I'm looking forward to it,” Gamber said. “I think Woodlawn is a great place. I think it's going to be a great place for me to continue to learn and continue to develop as an educator.”

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