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Providence tabs Lincoln as new boys' basketball coach

Providence tabs Lincoln as new boys' basketball coach

Providence High’s boys’ basketball program was dealt a big blow when its head coach stepped down.

Michael Westphal, a former collegiate player and son of ex-NBA player and coach Paul Westphal, departed after just one season. Under Westphal, the Pioneers were able turn around their fortunes, winning a league championship and advancing to the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals.

With Westphal moving on to near-by Village Christian, the Providence administration moved quickly to fill the position.

Providence athletic director Andrew Bencze feels the school has found a coach to keep the program moving in the right direction. Brandon Lincoln, a former player at the...

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