Posted: 4:19 pm Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Girls basketball: Steve Hamel retires as Benjamin coach 

By Matt Porter

Benjamin girls basketball coach Steve Hamel decided to retire from his position, athletic director Ryan Smith confirmed.

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Hamel will remain Benjamin’s Assistant Director of Athletics and Director of Transportation.

Smith wrote in an email to the Post the North Palm Beach school is interviewing candidates and hopes to have a new girls basketball coach by the end of March.

Hamel, who took over as girls coach in 2004, was 103-86 in eight years.

The Bucs (10-11) lost their final five games, ending the season with a loss to Berean Christian (9-12) in the opening round of the District 12-3A tournament.

Hamel, who has been a boys and girls basketball coach for 32 years, was Benjamin’s boys coach from 1997—2003. Before that, he was an assistant coach at Benjamin and a coach in New Hampshire.