Former Firebird standout returns home to lead boys basketball program

By Flyer Staff

 It didn’t take long for word to get out about Fairmont graduate Kenny Molz returning home to take over the boys basketball program.

On Thursday, May 16, 2019 fans and community members learned that Molz would succeed Blair Albright, who coached the Birds for the last six seasons.

“I am most excited about being able to give back to the school and community where I grew up,” Molz said. “The life lessons I learned in Kettering helped me get where I am today.”

A 2000 graduate of Fairmont, Molz went on to play basketball at Wittenberg University for four years.

He is excited to pass along his experiences to the students and athletes at Fairmont High School. 

“My main focus coming in as a new coach is to establish relationships with the players and staff,” Molz said. “I feel building a solid foundation based on trust and love has to happen before any coaching philosophy begins.”

Upon accepting this job, Molz will leave behind his current program at Monroe High School where he experienced success for multiple seasons as head coach. He brings a plethora of experience and an established philosophy to the Firebirds.

“I teach and communicate a ‘total basketball experience’ which means what we do together on the floor can easily be applied to all facets of life,” Molz said.

As a former player and coach, he knows that athletics and basketball will not be forever.

“What will stick with these guys will be the values, relationships and experiences they can use to guide them to be great human beings.”