Pending approval at tonight’s Board of Education meeting, McKinley’s new girls head basketball coach will be Bryant Bowden.

Bowden, 45, replaces the longtime Lady Bulldogs coach Pam Davis who resigned last month.

Bowden was a Bulldog basketball standout in the early 1990’s and coached the boys squad during the 2014-2015 season, one year before McKinley and Timken merged.

Last year, the Lady Bulldogs reached the Division 1 Regional Finals in the final season for Ms. Basketball Kierstan Bell.