Rob Overy tabbed to coach Midview Girls Basketball

Veteran assistant and 1986 Midview graduate Rob Overy will return to the sidelines of Kubuski Gymnasium, but in a new role as the Head Coach for the Midview’s Girls Basketball program. The move, pending Board of Education approval on June 28, was announced by Athletics Director Dan May on June 1.

Overy, a Chief Engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Glenn Research Center, brings more than two decades of experience within the school district to his new opportunity in Middie Nation. He also brings a clear vision for the program.

“I bleed Middie blue, so I’m ecstatic about the opportunity to lead the Lady Middies at my alma mater," Overy said. "I’m excited to work with the young ladies I’ve watched grow throughout the years as a parent and fan.”  

Overy served as an assistant in the Midview Boys Basketball program under Hall of Fame Coach Troy DiFranco from 1992 through 2015. During that time, he filled every possible role in the program, which was able to capture seven league championships. More importantly, he made a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of student-athletes.

“I am excited to welcome Rob back to the department,” May said. “In addition to being a great teacher of basketball, he is a high-character man. Rob has helped countless Middies learn the tools to become valuable assets to our community. That tradition will continue with a new set of young student-athletes.”

In addition to taking part in the traditional aspects of coaching, Overy helped organize youth basketball camps and leagues. He also coordinated many service projects and taught a “Student-Athlete Leadership Development” program for Midview.

In 2012, he was awarded the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association’s  Bob Arzen 20-Year Service Award. He was also voted the OHSBCA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014 (Read Chronicle-Telegram Story). In 2016, Overy was a Midview Make a Difference Hall of Honor recipient.

“My expectations are high," Overy said. "We have a lot of work to do implementing our schemes, but the program is on the verge of doing great things. I believe we have quality student-athletes to be successful in one of the best, if not the best girls’ basketball conferences in the state.”

Midview Girls Basketball will open the 2017-18 season November 25 at John Marshall. The Middies’ home and Southwestern Conference opener is November 29 against Olmsted Falls.

“I want the players and their families to know that we will work diligently to provide the best possible high school basketball experience," Overy said. "Surrounding them with good people on the coaching staff is one of my highest priorities. For us to be successful, we all have to buy into how to Live, Learn and Compete The Middie Way.”

Overy lives in Grafton with his wife Sheila and 16-year old daughter Hannah.
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