Archive - Aug 15, 2012 - Sports Article
Itâ€™s not going to be easy replacing a legend.
But Toby Gibbons is ready to take on the challenge.
After 21 seasons and three state titles, Jim Kelly retired as South Kingstown girls soccer coach in the offseason and Gibbons â€“ who also serves as the head coach for the hockey and golf teams at SK â€“ replaces him and is ready to make a mark of his own.
The biggest move in Rhode Island high school basketball this offseason was Eric Simonelliâ€™s departure from Prout up north to La Salle.
Replacing him wasnâ€™t going to be easy, but first-year Prout athletic director Mike Traficante thinks the school â€“ and the program â€“ have their man.
After a summer of searching, Traficante told The Times Wednesday that Westerly boys basketball assistant coach Jed Oâ€™Malley will take over for Simonelli this season, beating out two other finalists for the job.