Haley Jolley
Joe Newcomb (center) was named Mount Vernon Boys Basketball coach at a recent special meeting of the Mount Vernon School Board.
Newcomb ready to build relationships with team

By Haley Jolley

On Friday, May 3, 2019, Joe Newcomb became the new coach for the Mount Vernon High School Boys Basketball team. Newcomb graduated from Eastern High School in Pekin, Indiana. There he was a three-year starter, two-time captain and the career leader in field goal percentage. Newcomb played for Cornell College in Iowa. He comes to coach in Mount Vernon from Bettendorf High School in Iowa where he coached for seven years.