Collegiate basketball player


Switzerland County senior Courtney Cole has agreed to play basketball collegiately this fall at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. “The Mount” competes in NCAA Division III, and is in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, which also features Hanover College, Franklin College, Manchester College, Anderson University, Bluffton College, Defiance College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Transylvania University. Melanee Atkinson is the school’s head basketball coach. Shown here at the official announcement are, from left: parents Duane and Tammy Cole; Courtney Cole; high school coach Wayne Ellegood; high school principal Candis Haskell; and high school athletic director David Todd.