D'Evelyn hires four new coaches, including Dan Zinn to head boys basketball

Falcon D'Evelyn boys basketball

(Mark Adams)

D'Evelyn will have a host of new faces leading its athletic teams in 2015-16.

On Monday night, Jaguars athletic director Jerry McWhorter announced that the school has hired four new head coaches, including Dan Zinn as boys basketball coach.

Zinn was the head coach at Colorado Academy for nine years, spanning the 2005-06 season through 2012-13. His teams were 92-94 during his time as coach.

Zinn will replace Troy Pachner at D'Evelyn. Pachner, the coach for 17 seasons, took the head job at Valor Christian this offseason.

D'Evelyn reached the Class 4A Great 8 last season, and will return four of its five leading scorers in 2015-16.

The Jaguars also hired Erik Bell as boys cross country and track coach. He is a current teacher and coach at D'Evelyn, and takes over for Micah Porter, who accepted a job as an advisor at the new Northfield High School earlier this month.

In addition, Paul Witherspoon has been hired as the school's boys golf coach. Witherspoon has been an assistant for the program in recent years, as well as an boys basketball assistant.

Finally, D'Evelyn has hired Megan Choun as its cheer coach. Choun is currently an elementary school teacher, and is a graduate of D'Evelyn.

The school is still looking for a girls golf coach, McWhorter said. Interested applicants should email him at jmcwhort@jeffco.k12.co.us to apply.