Groninger takes women’s basketball reigns

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Murfreesboro-Chowan College Director of Athletics Debbie Warren announced the hiring of new women’s basketball coach Scott Groninger.

Groninger will take over a team that has finished over .500 for the past three seasons, including a 15-9 2002-03 campaign.

&uot;I feel truly blessed to have such a great coach to join our staff. The pieces of the puzzle just seem to fit together&uot;, Warren stated of the recent hire.

Groninger served as assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Kentucky for the 2002-2003 season, where he helped the Wildcats to an 11-16 season. Out of basketball from 1999-2002 and in the business world, Groninger served as the head men’s basketball coach at Chattanooga State Technical Community College from 1995-1999. There he coached the Tigers to their first ever national ranking and developed a strong summer basketball camp program.

Prior to his stint at Chattanooga, Groninger spent 1992-1995 at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA as the assistant men’s basketball coach and instructor in the physical education department. There he helped to lead the team is a NCAA Division II Tournament appearance and a conference championship. From 1990-1992 Groninger was the assistant men’s basketball coach and head tennis coach at Hanover College in Indiana, a strong NAIA school, where he helped lead the tennis team to a NAIA national tournament appearance and 14th national ranking.

&uot;Chowan College is a place where my family and I are excited about coming. After making many stops around the country coaching at many different levels, I feel happy that we are coming to a place where we can help build a team to national prominence,&uot; Groninger stated about coming to Chowan.