CLEAR SPRING -- The first time Clear Spring and Williamsport get together next season in boys basketball will be interesting from a coaching standpoint.
Williamsport junior varsity coach Ryan Grabill has been named the new boys varsity head coach at Clear Spring, replacing Mark Shives, who stepped down recently.
Grabill accepted the position on Tuesday afternoon.
"It's bittersweet, but an exciting opportunity," said Grabill, who has known the Wildcats' colors all his life. "I will be leaving what I have called home my entire life."
Grabill, 27, graduated from Williamsport in 2000 before playing at Frostburg State until graduating in 2005.
He coached Williamsport in summer league basketball while at Frostburg State, and when the Wildcats' JV job opened, he took over for the 2005-06 season.