Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/23/12

The McDonald’s All American Games  announced its four prep coaches who will lead their squads in the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games on Wednesday, March 28 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill.

Gordon Kerkman of Aurora West High School in Aurora, Ill. will lead the Boys West and Billy Hicks of Scott County High School in Georgetown, Ky. will serve as head coach of the Boys East team.

Tanya Johnson of Zion-Benton High School in Zion, Ill. will lead the Girls West team, while Anne Long of Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. will coach the Girls East team.

“The four standout coaches selected to lead the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games have won a total of 11 state championships and combine for more than 2,900 wins and 132 years of head-coaching experience,” said Douglas Freeland, director of the McDonald’s All American Games. “We’re delighted that some of the best high school basketball coaches from across the country will be on the sideline in Chicago this year.”

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