The former St. Joseph-Ogden boys' coach replaces the ex-St. Thomas More coach, who departed Parkland's program before overseeing a game.
Lower-risk winter sports will receive a season start date soon, while the likelihood of events being held in higher-risk sports this school year continues to decrease.
The IHSA Board of Directors' latest meeting resulted in no change to the status of high school sports, which have been paused since mid-November.
IHSA board statement: "February seems like a realistic timeline to have sports resume statewide."
With three 2020-21 high school sports seasons still to be played, time is running out for those activities to be scheduled at all.
Wednesday's IHSA Board of Directors meeting is expected to include discussion about scheduling athletic seasons for the remainder of this school year.
IHSA officials hope to have low-risk winter sports in competition after the new calendar year begins, but basketball remains in a state of flux.
The IHSA Board of Directors on Monday also approved club sports-related rules that will allow for some flexibility in multiple ventures.
IHSA representatives on Monday released a document indicating guidelines for and addressing questions about the organization's new fall contact days.
IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson indicated last month postseason events may take on more of a regionalized approach. If they happen at all.
Competitors in spring and summer ventures — especially volleyball in the spring (Feb. 15-May 1) and baseball and softball in the summer (May 3-June 26) — may have difficult decisions to make.
'It’s going to be important for coaches to share those days and get those kids something to do but we’re not wearing them out,' Unity athletic director and football coach Scott Hamilton said.
The following sports are among those that will happen in the spring, between Feb. 15 and May 1: Football, volleyball, boys' soccer.
The IHSA on Friday will take another step toward determining the fate of Illinois' 2020 fall high school sports, with organization representatives slated to meet with leaders of both the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education on that day.
The IHSA no longer will create independent guidelines for its "Return To Play" literature, with organization officials announcing Tuesday they'll defer to state departments and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on all future decisions.
Local schools are getting help from the National Federation of State High School Associations for upgraded equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic
Less than a week after the IHSA released Phase 4 of the its "Return To Play" guidelines, organization officials on Thursday published significant rules amendments that, in part, prohibit direct contact between athletes.
It was an unusual school year in more ways than one, with the COVID-19 pandemic wiping out most of spring athletics. But plenty of highlights and memories still were created.