High school notebook: Edmond North hires Guthrie's Pete Papahronis as girls basketball coach

Pete Papahronis guided the Guthrie boys team to multiple state tournaments, including back-to-back Class 5A titles in 2008-09, before moving over to coach the girls teams in 2012.
by Scott Wright Published: May 23, 2014
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Edmond North hired Guthrie’s Pete Papahronis as its new girls basketball coach at a special school board meeting on Friday.

Papahronis guided the Guthrie boys team to multiple state tournaments, including back-to-back Class 5A titles in 2008-09, before moving over to coach the girls teams in 2012.

“We’re really excited,” said Mike Nunley, district athletic director for the Edmond schools. “Pete lives here in Edmond. His children go to school here. And he’s a really good coach.”

Papahronis replaces Karlie Free, who stepped away from coaching after three seasons with the Huskies, but remains a teacher in the Edmond school system.

Free has a 1-year-old and wanted to have more time with her family.

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Chickasha is the latest high school football team to be in need of a coach.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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