Report: Ronald Nored to coach at Gordon Hayward’s high school


Ronald Nored is expected to be named the head coach of Brownsburg HS (IN) at a press conference tomorrow morning, according to Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star.

Nored, who spent the past four years as the heart and soul of the Butler team that made their way to back-to-back national title games, has never hid his desire to become a coach once his playing career ended. He’s been vocal about the fact that he wants to join Brad Stevens’ staff at Butler and even coached an AAU team during the summer.

And while he won’t start out on the Butler staff, Nored will apparently be beginning his coaching career.

It won’t be without expectations, however. Brownsburg, which is a suburb of Indianapolis, won the 2008 Class 4A state title with Butler’s own Gordon Hayward and Miami OH’s Julian Mavunga. Josh Kendrick, the former head coach, stepped down after an 8-14 season.

If there is one thing that I am sure of in this sport, it is that Nored will end up being a big time coach. He is a student of the game and he spent the past four seasons learning from one of the best in the business. If his experience as an AAU coach is any indication — he earned a reputation for getting his players to run plays and play defense while most AAU teams are notorious for playing glorified streetball — the Brownsburg program should be headed in the right direction very soon.

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.