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Matt Tolliver Named Milford High School Girls Basketball Head Coach

Posted on: June 9, 2021

The Milford High School Department of Athletics, under the direction of Aaron Zupka, is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Tolliver as the Eagles’ new varsity girls basketball head coach. Coach Tolliver, whose hiring is pending by the Milford Board of Education, joins the Eagles after spending the past two seasons at Edgewood High School.

Last year, in his first full season as the varsity head coach at Edgewood, Coach Tolliver led the Cougars to one of the best seasons in the school’s history. Named the Southwest District and Southwest Ohio Conference Coach of the Year for his efforts, Coach Tolliver’s squad finished the regular season 20-2 and unbeaten in conference play.

"I'm ecstatic to announce Matt Tolliver as the next leader of our girls basketball program,” Director Zupka stated. “Anytime you can bring in a person of his caliber who has experience building a successful program and is a proven winner, there's a lot to be excited about. Our girls are going to love his fast-paced, energetic style of play and it's going to be a great brand of basketball to watch.

“Coach Tolliver has high expectations for our returning team to compete for a league championship immediately,” Zupka continued. “Our hope is to build a comprehensive program that our young ladies will be excited to be a part of and develop talent that will push us to be a perennial power in the ECC and Southwest Ohio year in and year out.”

Prior to his one year as Edgewood’s head coach and a season as a Cougar assistant, Coach Tolliver spent eight seasons building the girls basketball program at Little Miami High School. Among his coaching accomplishments between Little Miami and Edgewood are four conference championships, two sectional finals appearances and three conference coach of the year awards. Over his last four years as a head coach, Tolliver owns a record of 70-25.

The Eagles are coming off a season that saw the squad finish the campaign with a 12-11 record, marking the program’s first winning season since 2015-16. A strong nucleus is expected to return next season, including all-conference selections Paige Ayler, Madalyn Hills and Kaylie McKenney.