Covington Catholic basketball coach resigns: Will stay at school

PARK HILLS, KY (FOX 19) - The longtime head basketball coach at Covington Catholic High School is stepping down and walking off the court, but will remain at school.

In a statement released by the school on Monday, they announced that Mike Listerman has resigned from his position as Head Basketball Coach. During his 11 years as Head Coach his teams won six District Titles, and 2 Regional Championships. His 2004 squad advanced to the Final Four in the State Tournament.

Coach Listerman's 230 victories places him second in career wins behind the legendary Dan Tieman. In addition to the success of his teams, many of his players continued their playing careers at the next level.

The school says that Coach Listerman was very active in the Northern Kentucky Basketball Coaches Association. He was the recipient of several coaching honors, including the Region 3 NHSACA Coach of the Year in 2008, and was one of eight finalists for the NHSACA National High School Coach of the Year that same year. In 2005 he was an Assistant Coach in the Ohio/Ky. All-Star game. In 2007 he was an Assistant Coach of the McDonald's All-American East Team. In 2009 he was an assistant coach of the Ky. All-Stars, and last year served as Head Coach of the Ky. All-Stars.

Coach Listerman will continue his responsibilities as a full time teacher at Covington Catholic High School in the math department. "I am grateful to Mike Listerman for his time, commitment, dedication, and sacrifices over the last eleven years. Covington Catholic has achieved much success during Coach Listerman's tenure and prior to that during the Tieman/Listerman era." said Principal Bob Rowe.

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