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Todd Borrison is on the move again. This time, he is leaving home.

After spending the past three seasons at his alma mater as the Camanche girls’ basketball coach, Borrison has accepted the same position at Mediapolis pending board approval.

It will be the sixth different program Borrison has led in the past 16 years, joining Preston, Davenport Assumption, Southeast Polk, North Scott and Camanche.

“I know there are people out there who say, 'Man, he just goes, goes, goes,’” Borrison said. “I felt it has been a good reason every time, and I’ve never intended to jump around this much."

Borrison said there were two primary factors in his latest decision — a chance to scale back his workload and family.

He has been Camanche’s activities director the past four years. He’ll be a junior high resource teacher at Mediapolis.

“I really was looking to ratchet down my hours a little bit,” he said. “Being activities director at Camanche has been a great job and I’m glad I did it. Still, it is a lot of hours, a lot of supervision.

“With 10 to 12 years left (before retirement), I just want to be able to go to work and focus on teaching and coaching.”

His wife, Trish, will be a school secretary at Mediapolis. His nephew, Brian, is the head football and track coach for the Bulldogs.

It will give Borrison's son, Kye, a freshman, an opportunity to play for his cousin.

“To me, that was the icing on the cake,” Borrison said. “This just came at the right time. Our oldest son is going off to college.”

Borrison, a member of the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Hall of Fame, has compiled 422 wins. He won two state championships at Preston (now Easton Valley) and one at Assumption in 2008.

Camanche was 16-8 this past season and lost to Assumption at the buzzer in the regional semifinal. The Indians had three winning seasons under Borrison.

All-state post Courtney Schnoor was the only senior on this year's roster. The Indians return 69 percent of their scoring and 79 percent of their rebounding. 

“I’ve never left a program where the cupboard is empty,” he said. “I feel the same way here. The youth program is established right now and we feel the program is ready to take off and go.

“They might have to change the style and play a little more uptempo without Courtney’s block presence. Still, it is a team full of kids that can defend and run the court.”

Borrison replaces Todd Rogers at Mediapolis. The Bullettes were 16-7 this past winter and made the state tournament in 2013-14 and 2014-15. 


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Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.