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Girls Basketball Coaching Changes 2020-21

07/27/2020, 10:00am CDT
By Norbert Durst

WBCA Hall of Fame coach Joe Doucette has stepped down as the head coach at Colfax after 30 years at the helm. His 639-144 career record puts him fourth on the state’s all-time wins list in girls’ history.


WBCA Hall of Fame coach Caron Townsend retired as the head coach at River Ridge after 31 years at the helm. She compiled a 537-195 career record and guided the Timberwolves to a Division 5 state runner-up finish in 2011.


Rick Kolinke has stepped down as the head coach at Mukwonago after seven years at the helm. He guided the Indians to a 156-27 record, including four state tournament appearances and two D1 state runner-up finishes.

Russom guided Appleton North to back-to-back Division 1 state titles (2017, 2018)

Joe Russom named the new head coach at Kaukauna. Russom compiled a 180-70 record in 10 years at Appleton North and guided them to back-to-back WIAA Division 1 state titles (2017, 2018).


Craig Machut named the new head coach at Sussex Hamilton. He compiled a 223-63 record, including going 126-10 in the Milwaukee City Gold. Machut guided the Generals to three state tournament appearances, including two D1 state runner-up finishes.

Below is a list of known coaching changes for the 2020-21 season. For additions or corrections to this list, please email Norbert Durst

SCHOOL FORMER COACH NEW COACH
Altoona Lane Wojtyna Michelle Peplinski
Amherst Alex Weldon Shelli Haferbecker
Appleton North Darren Prusinski Brandon Reichenberger
Appleton West Jim Brown / Brandon Reichenberger (interim) Ally Gwidt
Arcadia Tom Cowley Lucas Passehl
Ashland Brett Gunderson Elizabeth Erickson
Berlin Joe Brandl Mike Brouette
Birchwood Greg Hayes / Casey Rurup (interim) Casey Rurup
Chequamegon Kevin Orr Thomas Tollakson
Colby Randy Rau Terry Schmitt
Colfax Joe Doucette Courtney (Doucette) Sarauer
Columbus Tim Dworak
Cudahy David Beebe / Jose Gonzales (interim) Andrew Wenz
Darlington Kelly Rose / Jen Wellnitz (interim) Brad Solberg
East Troy Maurya Lomen & Jarett Church / Kristin Michalski & Ryan Vodnik (interim) Staci Butalla
Edgar Betty Urmanski Tom McCarty
Edgerton Mike Schmidt Chris Jenny
Eleva-Strum Darrin Nelson J.B. Grangaard
Franklin Tony Kathrens Rob Hibben
Green Bay West Tom Mackey
Greendale Tim Hogan Neal Stineman
Hartford Christian Schnell Vinny Daniels
Heritage Christian Laura Krumenauer Shawn Grimm
Iowa-Grant Dan Liddicoat Melissa Martinez
Juda Willie Nelson David Weimiller
Kaukauna Craig Hawley / Autumn Hennes (interim) Joe Russom
Ladysmith Brad Cody
Lakeside Lutheran Tim Matthies Andy Asmus
Little Chute Shane Knudsen William Greenwood II
Madison East Ronda McLin (interim) Ronda McLin
Mauston Lori Hammer Autumn Miller
Mayville Liz Cook John Schultz
Menasha Steve Siegel Troy Krause
Mercer Vic Saeger Adam Miller
Merrill Joelene Weix Adam Smith
Milwaukee King Craig Machut
Monroe Sam Mathiason Patrick Kenny
Mukwonago Rick Kolinske
Muskego Brian Hirtz Katie Golomski
New Auburn Karson Rihn Eric North
New Glarus Kim Burton Kevin Parman
New London Eric Hacker Cody Clark
Nicolet Megan Lund Terence Smith
Oconto Falls Mike Kaczamarek Tim Solarek
Omro Cody Clark
Ozaukee Tim Wolff Jason Pollard
Palmyra-Eagle Andy Tranel
Pardeeville Mike Brouette
Plum City/Elmwood Shaughn Laehn Adam Sticht
Poynette Nathan Morter & Jon Horsfall Tom Mackey
Regis Patrick Boughton Teddy Joas
River Ridge Caron Townsend
Riverdale Tom Pierick Todd McKay
Sauk Prairie Amber Fiene
Sheboygan Falls Bob Maronde / Brian Berlin / Mark Olivieri Paul Houwers
Sheboygan South Ellyn Hansen (interim)
Southwestern Aaron Kaiser
Sussex Hamilton Bill Scasny Craig Machut
St. Croix Central Tyler Ketz / Riley Walz (interim) Holly Spoo
Tomahawk Garth Gerstenberger
Tri-County Jim Pieper Kasey Raider
University School Jason Strains Morgan Woods
Wautoma Tim Solarek Craig Panich
West Allis Hale George Sotiros
Westosha Central Mindy Stewart

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