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Irmo basketball coach named coach of the year by national group

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IRMO, SC (WIS) -

A national organization has named Irmo High School basketball coach Tim Whipple as South Carolina's coach of the year.

Whipple, who has been with Irmo High for 33 seasons and won five 4A state championships for the Yellow Jackets, received the award from the National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches Association.

"Certainly it's an honor to be recognized," Whipple said in a release from Lexington-Richland 5. "In terms of team awards and things we've accomplished as a team here, our state championships definitely rank high, but in terms of an individual award, we are definitely humbled and honored by the federation's recognition. I think it points to the quality of players that we've had an opportunity to coach over the years and to the quality of Irmo High School."

Irmo recently won another state championship during the 2012-2013 season on the back of an undefeated campaign.

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