Chartiers Valley poised to hire Corey Dotchin as boys basketball coach

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 12:36 AM

Former Highlands boys basketball coach Corey Dotchin is poised to take over Chartiers Valley’s program.

Dotchin is listed on the Chartiers Valley school board agenda as the recommended candidate to be hired at Tuesday night’s meeting. He went 55-22 in three seasons as Highlands’ coach and spent the previous nine as a Rams assistant.

He resigned at Highlands last month, saying he wanted to find a coaching job closer to his home in Imperial. He and his wife, Leah, were expecting their first child later this year.

As an assistant coach, Dotchin helped Highlands win a WPIAL title in 2020 and was part of a runner-up season in 2016. He led the Rams to the semifinals twice as head coach.

At Chartiers Valley, Dotchin would replace coach Brandon Sensor, who resigned in February after six seasons. The Colts went 82-39 in Sensor’s first five years, but his final season was somewhat tumultuous. He was placed on administrative leave with six weeks left in the season.

The Colts finished 11-12 overall and lost in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. Sensor cited a lack support from school administrators when he submitted his resignation.

Chris Harlan is a TribLive reporter covering sports. He joined the Trib in 2009 after seven years as a reporter at the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at

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