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Jefferson City boys basketball coach steps down after three seasons


After three seasons and two Final Four appearances, the Jefferson City School District said that boys basketball coach Josh Buffington has stepped down from his position.

The news comes less than a week after the Jeff City boys played in the Class 5 state championship game, ending up as the state runner up. The Jays lost to De Smet Jesuit, 75-56, to end up with the program's second top-four finish in as many years.

In a press release, the district wished Buffington the best of luck in his future.

'We are incredibly proud of the season Coach Buffington and the Jays Boys Basketball team had this year," the release said. "The players and coaches all worked hard to make it to the Final Four with an impressive second place finish at state."

The former Helias head coach took over at Jefferson City in April of 2021, after taking a three-year break from coaching once he stepped down at Helias following the 2017-18 season. Buffington went 49-43 overall in his time at the helm of the JC program.

The Jays will now begin the search for a new boys basketball coach.

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