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Burgess becomes new Havre High head coach

After four seasons as the head man at North Star, Burgess is making the jump from Class C to Class A.


Last updated 5/15/2018 at 11:39am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Former North Star boys basketball coach Walynn Burgess coaches in a District 9C game in February inside the Havre High gymnasium. The HHS gym will be Burgess' new home, as he was named the new Havre High boys basketball coach last Friday.

Walynn Burgess has spent the last four seasons rebuilding the North Star boys basketball team. But after leading the Knights to their first divisional tournament berth in a decade, Burgess is ready to take on a new challenge, as head coach of the Havre Blue Ponies.

Burgess, who will replace Curt Leeds, who stepped down earlier this spring after six seasons at the helm, was recommended to the school board by Havre High activities director Dennis Murphy and Friday afternoon, the board approved the hire, making the move official.

"I am just super excited about the opportunity," Burgess said....

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