John Marshall Hires Samples, Melko

MOUNDSVILLE?- On Tuesday the Marshall County Board of Education approved the hiring of Luke Samples and Brock Melko as coaches at John Marshall.

Samples, a former Oak Glen star who built Hampshire, a West Virginia Class AAA?school in the Eastern Panhandle, into a respectable program, takes over for Bill Storm as the Monarchs’ boys’ basketball coach.

After graduating from Oak Glen, Samples attended and graduated from Fairmont State College.

Melko was a starter on JM’s only state tournament-qualifying team and has served as an assistant to Storm on the boys’ side recently. He takes over for Mark McCormick, who will be handling other administrative duties.

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