By: Micah Morris
Broadway High School didn’t have to look far for it’s Interim Girls Basketball Coach, turning to a familiar face within BHS athletics to lead the program. On Tuesday, Broadway Athletic Director, Ryan Ritter announced that Zach Yoder has been named the new Girls Basketball Coach for the Gobblers.
Yoder, a BHS Alumni (Class of 1997) is best known for his standout career on the BHS Boys Basketball Team. Yoder finished his distinguished BHS career with 1,641 career points, a school record that still stands. Yoder, also made 375 career Free Throws, a BHS record and set the school record for Season Points with 574 in 1996-1997, a record that remains intact. During the 1996-1997 season, Yoder also set the school record for Assists in a season, with 216. It was also during that season that he set the school record Assists in a Single Game with 17. Yoder was named to the 1996 All-District First Team and All-Region Second Team, and in 1997 was 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Region and 2nd Team All-State. In 1997 he was also named to the Virginia All-State Team by USA Today.
Yoder, a 2015 inductee into the Broadway High School Hall of Fame, will be make his coaching debut when BHS opens the 2023-2024 season by hosting Fort Defiance on November 28.