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Crook County High School is looking for new boys and girls head basketball coaches.
The school posted both openings on their jobs board on Thursday, May 2, after announcing that boys coach Jeff Lowenbach and girls coach Dave Johnson have resigned.
“They both talked to me about the time commitment and wanting to spend more time with their families,”?said Crook County High School Athletic Director Scott Polen. “There wasn’t any more to it than that.”
After a stint as CCHS girls JV coach, Johnson took over the girls head coaching position for the 2010-2011 season. During his first year the team went 13-15 and reached the final eight at the state tournament.
The following year the squad finished with a 14-12 record, but lost in the first round of the playoffs. Last year, the team stumbled to a 10-15 record and failed to earn a play-in game.
Johnson finished his three years with a 37-42 record.
Lowenbach spent nine years at the helm of the CCHS boys team, compiling a 78-140 record in the process. His teams reached the second round of the OSAA playoffs on three separate occasions.
However, more recently, the team has struggled to win games, finishing 3-21 in the 2011-2012 season and 7-17 in the 2012-2013 season.
Neither coach returned phone calls by press time.
Those interested in applying for the positions will need NFHS coaching certification, a first aid card and CPR?card, as well as meeting all other OSAA?requirements.
Coaches will be responsible not only for directing the programs, but also for all fundraising duties with compensation based on the fundraising.
Applications should be turned in to the district office as soon as possible.