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In just more than seven months, the York County coaching landscape has experienced a seismic shift.

Four men who had firmly established themselves among the most recognizable figures in area high school athletics have moved on from the jobs that had defined their sports lives.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerPHOTOS: Red Lion vs. Delone Catholic York-Adams girl's basketball semi-finals

Coaching in the college ranks was always part of Don Dimoff’s dreams as a basketball coach.

But, when he took over the Red Lion girls’ basketball position before the 1994-95 season, he became engulfed in the culture of the program and never could seem to leave. Now, after 22 years, he is leaving, confirming his resignation on Monday, to take a part-time coaching job with the Millersville University women’s program. His daughter, Courtney, will be a freshman on the team for the upcoming season.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerPHOTOS: Susquehanna Township vs York Catholic girls basketball

The York Catholic athletic department is undergoing a major change at the top.

Rick Luckman, the longtime athletic director, is becoming AD emeritus at the school.

Kevin Bankos, the highly successful head coach of the Lady Irish girls’ basketball program, is becoming the athletic director. Bankos will also become the school’s dean of student affairs, a role that Luckman didn’t hold.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerCheryl Land

Cheryl Land was looking forward to being a high school basketball coach after retiring from teaching.

Considering that both are full-time jobs in terms of time, Land was relishing the chance to focus solely on the Eastern York girls’ basketball program this winter.

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RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@ydsportsDimoff

Most people know Don Dimoff as the very successful girls’ basketball coach at Red Lion High School.

Another sport that Dimoff is equally passionate about, however, is golf.

One thing that ties both sports together for him is his fierce determination to win. The same guy who yells out plays and opinions during basketball games on the sideline is just as emotional when he makes or misses a putt.

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Patrick Strohecker, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerMary Manlove, seen here coaching the Dallastown girls'

It doesn’t look like Mary Manlove will be out of coaching girls’ high school basketball for very long.

As first reported by Pat Huggins of the Lebanon Daily News, Manlove is up for approval to become the next Palmyra girls’ head varsity basketball coach at Thursday’s school board meeting. According to the meeting agenda, Manlove is also up for approval as an elementary reading specialist within the Lebanon County district.

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When Susquehannock senior Victoria Acton heads to York College this fall, she’ll do so with a $20,000 head start, thanks to winning a Gretchen Wolf Swartz scholarship recently.

Acton’s Warriors were the girls’ team winner in the scholarship competition, with Hanover the boys’ winner.

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The Dover varsity girls’ basketball team will have its fourth different head coach in four years next season.

If Eagles athletic director Rich Leathery has his way, he won’t be hiring a new head coach again anytime soon.

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Red Lion High School senior Courtney Dimoff played with some of the top girls’ basketball players in Pennsylvania and Maryland over the weekend and proved she could more than hold her own.

The Millersville University recruit poured in a game-high 26 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Pennsylvania to an easy 92-64 triumph in the annual Pennsylvania vs. Maryland All-Star Classic at Harrisburg Christian School on Saturday.

Patrick Strohecker, 505-5402/@P_Strohecker

I’ve never had the opportunity to cast a vote for any sort of all-star or all-state team.

Of course, I’ve only really been covering the high school sports scene for a little more than a year, so it’s not like the opportunities have passed me by.

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