Anadarko girls basketball coach Jeff Zinn is looking forward to a new challenge.
Zinn said on Wednesday that he has been named the girls basketball coach at Cushing, leaving one of the top programs in Class 4A looking for its third coach since 2009.
“I’m kind of anxious,” Zinn said. “I’m ready to go in there and even though they had success last year, they lose all five starters off last year’s team.”
Cushing made the Class 4A semifinals last season before losing to eventual champion Fort Gibson.
Anadarko also made the semifinals one year after winning the state title, which was Zinn’s first season.
The success he had at Anadarko made the decision tough, he said, but it ultimately came down to what was best for his family.
“It’s very hard, not only the relationship with the kids, but also with the kids we have returning and the vast amount of potential with those kids that we have,” Zinn said. “But more than anything it’s not as much of a professional move as it is a family thing.”