Roosevelt names Chris O'Neal as boys basketball coach

Roosevelt boys basketball

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Roosevelt High School has hired Chris O'Neal to take over as the coach of the boys basketball team.

The school confirmed the hire to CHSAANow.com via email.

O'Neal played college basketball at Clarendon College in Clarendon, Tex. before coming to Colorado to play for Colorado Christian University. He also played at Johnson and Wales under Jeff Culver, who is currently the head men's coach at UCCS.

His coaching background includes the Rocky Mountain Basketball Academy as well as a women's assistant for Johnson and Wales.

"We are very excited to have Coach O’Neal as part of the Roughrider family," Joe Brown said. "He is a great addition to our school and community, he is a coach that truly embodies the ShiftWhy movement."

Brown coached the team last season, but stepped down to take the position of athletic director at the school. He will take over that position at the end of this school year.