The OHSAA Coaches Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award for boys basketball will be presented to Matt Combs from Vinton County High School.
Matt has been a head basketball coach for 20 years, with the past 19 at Vinton County, where he also serves as athletic administrator. He has helped the Vikings become one of Southeast Ohio’s premier programs. Entering this season, Vinton County had won 11 conference championships, three district titles and had a regional runner-up finish. Matt earned his 300th career victory on January 5th and has won several conference and state coach-of-the-year honors.
Matt is a graduate of Unioto High School, where he set the conference scoring record in basketball and helped the team reach the 1991 state finals. He played two years of basketball at Wilmington before transferring to Ohio University, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education.