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...