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Faver chosen as Sullivan East’s new basketball coach

Douglas Fritz • Updated May 8, 2020 at 8:59 PM

Sullivan East looked inward to find a replacement for John Dyer.

Dillon Faver was chosen as the Patriots’ new head boys basketball coach Friday. He has been an assistant with the program since 2012, helping the Patriots win two region titles and numerous conference titles while also being a part of the program’s first appearance in the state tournament in 2017.

Faver played at Sullivan East and later graduated from King University.

East principal Andy Hare said the school is excited about turning things over to Faver.

“Dillon Faver will help lead Sullivan East into its next great chapter in Patriot basketball history,” said Hare. “He will continue to build on the firm foundation that Coach Dyer established and will help forge our program’s young men into great basketball players, great teammates, and great members of our community.”

Faver will officially take over at the end of the school year.

The Patriots have undergone quite a transformation in athletics in recent weeks. Mike Locke resigned as head football coach to take over as the school’s athletic director, which opened up when Dyer announced his retirement. Locke was replaced in football by J.C. Simmons.