Vince Cherry is out as Cardinal Mooney Catholic boys basketball coach

Vince Cherry is out at the Cardinal Mooney Catholic High boys basketball coach.

SARASOTA − Vince Cherry is out as boys basketball coach at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, it was confirmed Monday afternoon.

Cherry did not coach in the Cougars’ most recent game, a 66-39 loss Friday evening at Sarasota High in the second half of a girls/boys doubleheader involving the schools.

A former football and basketball standout at Riverview High,  Cherry was elevated from varsity assistant coach to Cardinal Mooney head coach Aug. 21, 2021, replacing Clayton Slentz. Cherry also served as the Cougars’ junior varsity coach for two seasons. 

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Former Cardinal Mooney Catholic varsity assistant Vince Cherry speaks with Cougar players on the bench during a game last season. Cherry is out as the Cougars coach.

In Cherry’s first season with the varsity, the Cougars went 23-5 and lost to Northside Christian, 78-76, in overtime in the opening round of the Class 3A-Region 2 tournament. Last year, Cardinal Mooney went 17-10 and lost to Bradenton Christian School in the district final and did not receive an at-large bid to the regionals. 

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