East Lansing High School Boys Basketball Coach Steve Finamore Resigns
UPDATE: East Lansing has named freshman boys coach Kevin Mayes interim varsity coach for the rest of the season.
As Alex Sims of WLNS-TV 6 first reported and confirmed on Monday morning by WVFN's Brock Palmbos, eighth-year East Lansing boys basketball head coach Steve Finamore has resigned his post, effective immediately.
Finamore was suspended for last Friday's game against Okemos (which the Trojans lost to the Chiefs, 64-56) after a reported altercation with a parent of one of his own players after last Tuesday's victory over Lansing Eastern
The eighth-year coach led the Trojans to two straight outright CAAC Blue championships (2015-16 and 2016-17), plus consecutive Class A district titles in 2016 & 2017. He also guided his Trojans to a 46 game regular season winning streak stretching into portions of the last three seasons.
The Trojans finished second behind Okemos in the CAAC Blue race this season with an 11-3 league record and are currently 15-3 on the season with two games left in the regular season before the MHSAA state tournament starts next Monday.