NMB names Koehler new boys basketball head coach

Cam-KoehlerNorth Myrtle Beach High School has hired Cameron Koehler as their new varsity boys basketball coach. Koehler’s hire became official earlier today. He will replace Frank Moorhead, who retired in March after 30 years of coaching locally at various schools and levels.

Koehler served as an assistant coach last year for the varsity Chiefs boys basketball program that went 21-6, falling in the 2nd round of the state playoffs to Darlington.

“We have a good core coming back next year. Coach Moorhead and I have similar coaching styles, so a lot isn’t going to change, but I’ll put my own little twist on it,” says Koehler. “I’ve had the luxury of working with several great coaches through the years, so I’ll take a little that I’ve learned from each of them and apply it here.”

Koehler played high school basketball at Wheeling Central Catholic, in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Wheeling, WV is an area that is known for producing quality coaches, and has a virtual feeder system in place to develop young coaching talent.

Koehler’s father, uncle, and grandfather have been, or currently serve, as high school coaches in various capacities.

Koehler attended West Virginia University, attaining a master’s degree in secondary education in social studies. His coaching career has included serving as an assistant coach for the boys basketball team at Fairmont Senior High School in Fairmont, WV, and serving as the head junior varsity coach at Lincoln Park Academy in Ft. Pierce, Fl. He also served as an assistant coach on the varsity team at Lincoln Park.

Just 25 years of age, Koehler is excited for the opportunity, “I’m used to being in a gym year round, with travel ball, and being in the weight room. I’ve been around basketball gyms my whole life. Going through the program at Wheeling Central really geared me for a coaching career,” said Koehler.

Koehler currently teaches Geography at North Myrtle Beach High School.

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