Erie hires Gail Hook to be its next boys basketball coach

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Erie has named Gail Hook its next boys basketball coach, the school announced on Sunday.

Hook comes to the Tigers from Monarch, where she has been the school's highly-successful girls basketball coach from 1998-2015 and 2018-19. Prior to Monarch, Hook coached at Smoky Hill for one season, and eight at Centaurus.

"Coach Hook comes with a pedigree of championship basketball that we are excited about," Erie athletic director Justin Carpenter said in a statement. "She is going to raise the bar and build on the great foundation set by those before her."

In her career, Hook has a record of 446-188, leading her teams to 10 conference championships, 16 Sweet 16 appearances, 12 Great 8s, eight Final 4s, and four championship game appearances. She also led Centaurus to a state title in 1991.

Hook also has experience coaching for USA Basketball, and was an assistant at Purdue University when the team advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight. She also spent a season as an assistant in the WNBA in 2003.

Erie, which competes in Class 4A, was 10-14 this past season.