Mary Ann Grimes will take over as Olentangy Orange High School girls basketball coach next season.
Grimes is expected to meet with members of the team after school on Tuesday. She replaces Amber Ellison, who compiled a 25-28 record including a 17-5 finish last season.
"I think she really missed coaching and saw that this position was open," Orange athletics director Tony Milano said. "She had a great resume. She knows how to win and how to run a program."
Grimes compiled a career record of 327-177 with stints at West Lafayette Ridgewood, Dresden Tri-Valley, Dublin Coffman and at the University of Akron. Grimes guided Ridgewood to the 1980 Class AA state final before losing to Delphos St. John's 62-41. She also led Tri-Valley to the 1985 Class AAA state championship game before falling to Pickerington 58-55 in overtime.