WESTERLY — Holly Misto has been named the girls coach of the year by the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance.
Misto, a former Westerly High girls basketball coach, led New London to the Class LL championship last spring. The Whalers finished 26-2 and were ranked the No. 1 team in the state in the final GameTime CT/New Haven Register poll.
Misto is in her fourth season with the Whalers. New London lost to Capital Prep in the Class L title game in 2016.
Misto coached Westerly for nine years compiling a 173-58 record including a Division II title and a Division I runner-up finish.
Misto will be honored at the Gold Key Dinner at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Conn. on April 29. Tickets are $75. Contact Tim Jensen at email@example.com or 860-394-5091, or Rich Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-705-8625 for tickets.
Proceeds benefit the Bo Kolinsky Journalism Scholarship, named after a longtime Hartford Courant sportswriter who died unexpectedly in 2003.