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Jefferson City names new basketball coach

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (KMIZ)

On Friday, Jefferson City High School announced that Josh Buffington will be the Jays' new head basketball coach.

Buffington comes into the program with 17 years of coaching experience, 10 of which came as the head coach at Helias Catholic High School. His former Crusader team made three trips to the Final Four and won seven district championships.

Buffington also spent three years as an assistant coach at Missouri Baptist University.

"I am beyond excited to get back to my passion of competing and leading young men in the great sport of basketball and beyond," Buffington said in a press release. "I coach with a ton of intensity and passion, and that will be a staple I look forward to bringing to the JCHS basketball program."

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Nathalie Jones

Nathalie anchors and reports sports for ABC17. She started working at the station in June 2020.

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