By Joe Henricksen
For York standout guard David Cohn, this has become like clockwork as he heads into his senior year next fall. Cohn, who was brought up to the varsity as a freshman by then York coach Al Biancalana, will have his fourth head coach in four years at York as former Hinsdale South coach Vince Doran will take over the Dukes basketball program.
Former coach Tom Kleinschmidt, who led the Dukes to a 22-9 record this past season, left for Gordon Tech after just one season as head coach at York.
Doran, who was removed from his coaching duties at Hinsdale South under some controversy last month after 10 years, will make the jump from the West Suburban Gold to the West Surburban Silver. He will inherit a team that welcomes back a Division I talent in the high-scoring Cohn and a quality group of young players in the program.
"I'm elated to be taking over the York basketball program," says Doran, who will continue teaching at Hinsdale South while coaching at York. "This is a special opportunity for a number of reasons. I went to Elmhurst College and have strong ties to the Elmhurst community. It's a wonderful community. This is one job that I really did want. That's the truth. I have followed York closely and know the community well."
While his career record at Hinsdale South hovered around the .500 mark in 10 years, Doran led the Hornets to three straight winning seasons the past three years and an 88-66 record the past five seasons.
York, which runs the annual Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament in December, gets a coach who has familiarity running a holiday tournament. Doran was instrumental in starting up a 16-team holiday tournament at Hinsdale South last year. But it's the immediate future Doran is most concerned about.
"The first step is getting comfortable with one another," Doran said of the importance of familiarizing himself with the team. "We will get with each other, get to know one another, talk about the philosophy we will have and have a great and productive summer."
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