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Thomas In, McGraw Officially Out As Waterloo East Basketball Coach

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Former Waterloo West Basketball star Anthony Thomas has been chosen as the new head boys basketball coach at Waterloo East pending approval of the Waterloo Board of Education. The hiring of Thomas effectively ends the 30 year coaching reign of Steve McGraw at Waterloo East.

Anthony Thomas, who is married to former Waterloo West girls basketball star Nina Smith, starred at the University of San Diego and played professionally for nine years in Europe. Thomas has also spent 14 years coaching professional basketball in Europe and the United States.

Thomas replaces a legend in McGraw who is seventh on the all-time wins list in the state of Iowa with 590 career coaching victories which includes 2 state titles. McGraw retired from teaching at the end of the last school year.

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