By ERIC VICCARO
Pending Forestburg Independent School District board approval, Nathan Geiger has been hired as the new head boys’ basketball coach.
“He has an extensive background in basketball,” said Forestburg athletic director Tommy Tritz. “It’s never easy to have a coaching turnaround this late in the game.”
Forestburg has been through two exhaustive coaching searches this summer. Originally, the school district hired Brock Ramsey, but he ultimately didn’t take the job. There is no known reason why Ramsey backed out, or where he’ll be coaching this fall.
The FISD school board will meet at 6 p.m. on July 24, with goal of making Geiger’s hiring official.
Geiger is originally from Berthoud, Colo., a suburb of Fort Collins where he played forward on his high school basketball team.
The Spartans advanced to the regional semifinals in Geiger’s senior season; falling to eventual 2003 state champion Ralston Valley. That Platte Valley team featured former Dallas Maverick Nick Fazekas.
“It was one of the best seasons in school history since the 1980s,” remarked Geiger, who currently lives in Decatur with his family. Read more in the July 22 Bowie News.
Nathan Geiger is expected to be named head boys’ basketball coach at Forestburg after this Monday’s forthcoming school board meeting. (Courtesy photo)