Powers steps down as Malvern girls basketball coach

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The Malvern Hornets girls basketball program will be searching for a new head coach next season.

Jason Powers has led the program since 2017. During his six years, he won 66 games with the Hornets. Coming off a winning season, he said his decision to step down is to focus his family and other goals.

“While I will miss the competition, the timing makes sense personally and professionally. I will be able to focus on my family and other opportunities,” Powers said. “I am very proud of the strides we’ve made over the past several years.”

During his tenure with the Hornets, he coached two All-Ohio first team players, one that included his daughter Maddie Powers this season. In 2018, the Lady Hornets finished the season 20-6 and he was named the East District Coach of the Year that same season. He’s was named the District Five Coach of the Year twice.

“I am fortunate that I was able to coach two All-Ohio first-teamers during my tenure and coach with some of the best assistant coaches in the state,” Powers noted. “Reflecting on the years, my greatest compliments always mentioned how much I got from my girls. Finally, I’d like to thank my supporters over the years.”

After the 20-6 season, Malvern graduated a strong class and entered the rebuilding stage. They only won one game the following season, but rebounded with winning seasons in 2021 and 2023.

Powers plans to remain at the middle and high school in his role as a Physical Education Teacher, Health Teacher and Tutor.

“We greatly appreciate all of the dedication and commitment from Coach Powers over
the past six seasons.” said Athletic Director Dave Tucci. “Jason put his heart and soul
into the program and enjoyed some very successful seasons.”

The search for a new head coach for the Malvern Girls Basketball Program will officially begin when the district returns from Spring Break on April 3rd. Interested candidates can send credentials to Athletic Director Dave Tucci at [email protected].