Vashon Spot Still Empty



Here's the current word on the Vashon Wolverines boys' basketball team, from St. Louis Public Schools spokeswoman Deborah Sistrunk:

"There's no truth to the rumor that Marvin Talley will be the boys' basketball coach at Vashon. Good rumor, though!"

Talley, formerly the boys' basketball coach at Riverview Gardens High School, has indeed been hired as an assistant principal at Vashon, Sistrunk says.

As to who (Superintendent Diana Bourisaw? Public High League athletic director Sam Dunlap? Vashon principal Barbara Sharpe?) will name Anthony Bonner's replacement at Vashon -- or when -- Sistrunk isn't sure. "We're not moving immediately on that position right now. It hasn't even been posted," she says.

This doesn't mean Talley won't be named the Wolverines' new coach. Basketball season doesn't start until November, so it could be months before somebody at the SLPS makes a decision. As Sistrunk points out, the entire district is undergoing a reorganization.

-Kristen Hinman

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.