Myrtle Beach hires new girls golf, basketball coaches

It wasn’t easy for Myrtle Beach to replace outgoing coach Brian Kiper. In fact, it took two hires to do so.

Myrtle Beach High athletics director John Cahill said Tuesday that he has promoted assistant coach Jennifer Dennison to head girls basketball coach and added Karen Nicoletti as the new girls golf coach.

“Jennifer has done a great job as an assistant and she’s ready to step up,” Cahill said at Tuesday’s CNB Kickoff Classic press conference. “Karen has been teaching golf for a long time and she’s a great addition.”

Dennison was on the Lady Seahawks’ sidelines for their back-to-back state titles in 2010 and 2011, but she and the program will be faced with the chore of replacing 2012 Class AAA Player of the Year Khadijah Sessions.

The girls golf program also lost its leader in junior Pendleton Bogache, who is transferring to a school in Virginia after helping the Lady Seahawks to the region title last fall, but Nicoletti will have several young returning players.

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