He’s back: D.G. Sherrill returning as Bowling Green basketball coach

D.G. Sherrill is returning to the sidelines.

The most successful coach in the history of Bowling Green High School boys’ basketball, Sherrill has been named the next head coach of the Purples, the school announced Tuesday afternoon in a release.

Sherrill, who spent 12 seasons as Bowling Green’s head coach from 2005-2017 and guided the program to an overall record of 307-92, resigned following the 2016-17 season after leading the Purples to their first-ever Sweet 16 state championship to accept a position within the Bowling Green Independent School District.

After watching from the stands as a fan the past three seasons, Sherrill is back.

“Throughout this process we wanted to find a coach that could help our players grow into great young men and had a track record of success on the court,” Bowling Green principal Kyle McGraw said in the release. “I believe Coach Sherrill checks both of those boxes and am extremely excited for him to return as the Bowling Green High School head basketball coach.”

Sherrill inherits a Bowling Green squad loaded with experience as the Purples’ entire starting five returns from last year’s team that went 26-8 overall with a District 14 championship.

Isaiah Mason (16.1 points per game), Turner Buttry (10.9), Conner Cooper (10.8), Cobi Huddleston (7.9) and Jaxson Banks (7.7) are all back for the Purples, as well as a number of others with valuable experience.

With Sherrill back in the saddle, and with a loaded roster, look for the Purples to be one of the top – if not, the top – team in Region 4 in 2020-21.

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