Metzger Named New Pana Boys Basketball Coach


Pana - How's this for a resume?  Team manager under Bruce Weber, graduate assistant under John Groce, and assistant under your former head coach?

That's the resume of new Pana boys basketball coach Adam Metzger.
Metzger was a member of a Pana regional championship team in 2009.
Metzger will inherit a senior heavy team that went 12 and 17.
For Metzger, it's a dream come true to coach in the school he grew up in, and looks forward to having plenty of leadership back next season.

"Being able to coach in the community that I love, and I love the program.  I've grown up watching great teams and been involved with great teams with some great players and just to be a part of that and to build a program and build the culture is a great opportunity.  We have potentially twelve returning seniors in the program.  When I get to the job, it's starting over for everyone," Metzger told WAND News.

He'll replace former coach Gary Bowker following a seventeen year stint at the school that included a second place finish at state as well as seven regional titles.

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