Faith Christian names Torey LaFerney her new basketball coach.

Good things come to those who wait, even if the wait was much shorter than expected.

“I was looking for a head coaching job and figured there would be one that would suit me at some point in the next two years,” Torey LaFerney said. “And then it happened and there was no way I could let it go.”

What happened was that Faith Christian’s boys basketball coach Seth Brunner, who led the Lions to the PIAA District One Class A title, left after the season to take up a coaching role. assistant coach at Cairn University.

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This left an opening for LaFerney, who had worked with some of Faith Christian’s players, to fill.

“Over the past three years, I’ve been quite connected with some of the kids,” LaFerney said. “One of the fathers of a former player asked me to coach his son and then a few others joined me and I worked with them.

“It gives me a certain familiarity with the program. And when the former coach took up a position at Cairn, the senior manager and the sporting director both contacted me about the coaching job.

“I had been an assistant coach at Muhlenberg (university) and got married last year, so it wasn’t a whim. I knew something was going to open up. It’s great. I live in Coopersburg and a nine minute drive to the school (in Quakertown).”

LaFerney also coached at Emmaus High School and spent eight seasons coaching the Running Rebels and Lehigh Valley Force AAU programs.

“I really enjoy coaching and I’m looking forward to this opportunity,” LaFerney said. “I probably went to four or five games last season to try to support the teams and the kids I work with.

“I’m also going to bet on a lot of old ‘Huddle’ stuff and go from there.”

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LaFerney, 32, inherits a team that has been hit hard by graduation as six of the eight players who made up the bulk of the college rotation have moved on.

“It will be a rebuilding year for us in the first season,” said LaFerney, whose team competes in the Bicentennial Athletic League. “But we will try to build on the success the program has had and continue to build on it.”

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