Robert Husseman, The Triplicate

JV boys coach succeeds Mike Ernest, who resigned after one season

Del Norte High is tapping an individual familiar to the fans in Thunen Gymnasium to take over its girls basketball program.

Jeff Cook, who coached the Warriors' junior varsity boys team in the 2012andndash;13 academic year, will become the varsity girls coach next season, according to athletic director Bob Hadfield.

Cook, who has taken a job at Del Norte County Community Day School in Crescent City, has been involved with Warriors basketball for four years and has served as varsity head coach in an interim capacity. Next year will be his first season coaching a Del Norte girls team.

The Warriors finished 10-12 overall (1-7 Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 League) in 2012andndash;13 under former head coach Mike Ernest. It was Del Norte's most successful season by wins in four years; the league win was the Warriors' first in nearly two years.

Ernest resigned from his coaching position - which he held for one season - and his position as dean of counseling and student services at Castle Rock Charter School earlier this spring.

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