CHRISMAN — One of the state’s winningest boys’ basketball coaches will have a court named in his honor Monday.
Chrisman will dedicate its court for Roger Beals, who won 541 games at the school, prior to Monday’s home varsity game against Tri-County, at about 7 p.m. Beals retired in 1992 with 638 career wins, a total that still ranks 27th on the all-time IHSA list.
RANTOUL — Rantoul is turning to a familiar face to help it get through another unusual transition period in its athletic department.
Rantoul Superintendent Scott Amerio said Friday the school will have Allen Jones Sr. serve as interim athletic director for the second semester of the school year.
RANTOUL — Rantoul first-year athletic director and football coach Joe Bendoraitis resigned Wednesday after only five months at the school, Superintendent Scott Amerio said.
“Mr. Bendoraitis resigned from the district for family and personal reasons,” Amerio said in a prepared statement. “The district will make efforts to try to find his replacement.”
Directed the 12-2 Rockets into the Class 3A state championship game, the fourth time in 13 years a Hamilton-coached team reached the title game. All 19 of his Unity teams have qualified for the postseason.
URBANA — Cameron Mammen’s varsity football debut at Urbana High School came in Nathan Watson’s first game as the Tigers’ head coach in August 2009.
The opener against Normal Community wasn’t supposed to be Mammen’s Friday Night Lights debut.