Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs principal Mike Knezevich announced Thursday that John Ameen will take over as varsity girls basketball coach.
Ameen, who served as an assistant coach under varsity boys basketball coach Kelly Meek for one year, comes into the position with seven years of coaching experience. This will be his first job as a head coach.
Ameen previously was an assistant coach for the Heritage boys basketball team from 2002-03. In his time there, the boys basketball team won a state championship in 2003. Prior to that Ameen was a graduate assistant at Division-III Wittenberg University in Ohio for four years.