Eureka hires Missouri coach from Crane

Thursday, May 5, 2005

EUREKA SPRINGS -- Daniel Cornelison will be the new head boys basketball coach for the Eureka Springs Highlanders next year, it was announced at a school board meeting last Friday

Cornelison comes to Eureka from Crane, Mo., where he had a very successful run for the past five years, including a 70-53 record.

Crane was Coach of the Year in 2002 when his team was the SWCL Champions. They followed that in 2005 as Crane Tournament Champions. He also was an assistant coach on the Hollister Mo., High School State Championship team in 1999.

"We think he's the right person for our program at this time," ESHS principal David Childers said. "We're thrilled to have him on board."

Cornelison attended College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., and graduated in May of 1999 with a B.S.E. degree, with a major in physical education.

He earned a masters in education in 2003 from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., in school administration.

Cornelison worked with current Berryville boys basketball coach Brent Compton at Hollister, so he will have a friendly rivalry to look forward to.

At Hollister from 1995 to 2000, he was also head baseball coach, sporting a 20-10 record, and helped the JV boys basketball team to a 81-19 record. During his time assisting at Hollister, the varsity basketball team had a 115-24 record, finished second in Class 2A in 1996, and was state champion in 1999.

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