Six Ohio coaches tabbed to lead McDonald’s All-American Teams


The 2010 McDonald’s All-American game will be March 31 at the Schott.

no secret the McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball Games are
coming to Columbus the last week of March. It’s also no secret that the
Ohio coaches selected to lead the teams – six total – are all-stars

no secret the McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball Games are
coming to Columbus the last week of March. It’s also no secret that the
Ohio coaches selected to lead the teams – six total – are all-stars

Tuesday, McDonald’s announced the four sets of
co-head coaches that will lead the East and West boys and girls teams.
And there is a distinct Ohio flavor.

Dave Schlabach of Berlin
Hiland High School in Berlin, Ohio and Scott Rogers of Indian Hill High
School in Cincinnati, Ohio will lead the Girls East team, while Cathy
Self-Morgan of Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas and Dorena
Bingham of Alaska will coach the Girls West team. Dru Joyce II of Akron
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and Norm Persin of Oak Hill High
School will serve as co-head coaches of the Boys East team. Eric
, head coach at Lakewood St. Edward High School and Carl Kremer
of Cincinnati Moeller High School will head the Boys West squad.

The ninth-annual Girls Game will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET and will broadcast live on ESPNU. The 33rd-annual Boys Game will follow the Girls Game at 8:00 p.m. ET and will air live on ESPN.

(Girls East) has a 396-57 record with four state titles and
four additional state final four appearances in his 19 seasons at
Berlin Hiland. He received the National Federation Coach of the Year
Award in 2009.

Scott Rogers (Girls East) has been
coaching girl’s basketball since 1994. In 2004, Rogers was named the AP
Ohio Coach of the Year while leading his team to a perfect 28-0 record,
and finishing the season ranked No. 2 in the USA Today poll. His career
record is 151-31.

Cathy Self-Morgan (Girls West) is
making her second appearance at the McDonald’s High School All American
Games, having previously coached the class of 2004 in Oklahoma City,
Okla. She has a 833-183 all-time coaching record and has never posted a
losing record in her 32-year career.

Dorena Bingham
(Girls West) coached at East Anchorage High School for 14 season, with
a record of 280-104 before retiring in 2008. Throughout her tenure,
Bingham won three Alaska State 4A Championships.

Joyce II
(Boys East), head coach at St. Vincent – St. Mary for nine
years with a career record of 159-41.  He has two State Championships
to his name: His first in 2003 with senior McDonald’s All American
LeBron James, and his second in 2009.

Norm Persin (Boys
East) is No. 9 on the all-time wins list for the state of Ohio with 586
in his 33 years as varsity basketball coach.  Persin’s Oak Hill Oaks
won the Ohio Division IV crown in 2009 the same year he himself was
named the National High School Coach of the Year by the NHSF.

(Boys West) has produced more than 40 NCAA college basketball
players in his 14 years as the head coach of St. Edward High School. He
has a record of 250-80 and led his team to six Ohio Division-I Final Fours and a State Championship in 1998.

(Boys West) is in his 19th season as the head basketball coach
for Moeller High School, during which he has compiled a record of
338-123. Kremer has led his teams to three Division-I Ohio State
Championships. Additionally, Kremer and his family are long time
supporters of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, having stayed at the
Philadelphia House during the early 1990’s.

“I stayed in Ronald
McDonald Houses when my son was in and out of surgery during his first
couple years,” said Kremer. “For me, the charity of this great game is
near and dear to me.”

The McDonald’s All American Games
have raised millions of dollars for RMHC since the Game was first
played in 1978. For more information about RMHC, please visit

Tickets for both the POWERADE Jam Fest
(March 29, 2010, 6:30 p.m. ET) and the McDonald’s All American High
School Basketball Games (March 31, 2010, 5:30 p.m. ET – Girls, 8:00
p.m. ET – Boys) can be purchased at, by calling
1-800-745-3000 or at the Value City Arena Box Office.

prices range from $10 – $15 for the POWERADE Jam Fest and $10 – $58 for
the McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games.

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