East High gym to be named after successful girls basketball coach

The basketball court at East Des Moines High School is getting a new name. The school will pay tribute to former women’s basketball coach Sam Powell. Powell led the Scarlet to five state championships, including the 2011 championship. He is known as a mentor who has coached dozens of girls on and off the field. The community, including his daughter, first pitched the idea to the school board. The Board of Directors voted on November 1 to officially rename the stadium “Samuel L Powell Court”.

The basketball court at East Des Moines High School is getting a new name.

School to honor former women’s basketball coach Sam Powell.

Powell led the Scarlet to five state championships, including the 2011 championship.

He is better known as a mentor to dozens of girls he has coached on and off the field.

The community, including his daughter, first pitched the idea to the school board.

The Board of Directors voted on November 1 to officially rename the Court “Samuel L Powell Court”.

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