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Jason Stonebraker Resigns

By ZACH GREENWELL The Daily News zgreenwell@bgdailynews.com 

Greenwood boys' basketball coach Jason Stonebraker resigned effective immediately Tuesday, two days before his team begins postseason play.

GHS athletic director Todd Tolbert confirmed in a statement to the Daily News that Stonebraker turned in a letter of resignation to Greenwood principal Greg Dunn, citing personal reasons. He has also resigned from his position with the school's alternate learning center, Tolbert said.

The team will be coached in the interim by assistant Logan Guess, who played basketball at Greenwood and graduated in 2009-10 - the year before Stonebraker took over. The other remaining GHS assistant is Nick Suttle.

The Gators are 12-15 this season and scheduled to face Bowling Green at 7 p.m. Thursday in the semifinals of the District 14 Tournament at Warren East High School.

"Obviously, it's been a rough day," Guess said. "Your coach resigning two days before the district tournament can always be tough on your players, especially your senior guys. They were down, but we just tried ... to keep them positive through practice. We had a really good practice today, and I'm confident these guys will be focused on the game plan we have for Bowling Green on Thursday."

Stonebraker, 30, was in his fourth season at the helm. Greenwood went 58-59 under the direction of the former Bowling Green High School player and Western Kentucky University walk-on, including a 20-win campaign in 2011-12 and a Region 4 Tournament berth in 2012-13. 

Stonebraker did not return a message from the Daily News seeking comment Tuesday.

Guess, 22, said taking over in the interim was made easier because Stonebraker had laid "a very good foundation" for the game plan for Bowling Green.

"We have total faith and confidence in our guys that they'll come out and execute and give us the best game that we can play Thursday," he said.

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