North Central Hires New Girls Basketball Coach

North Central Girl’s Basketball will be heading in a new direction for the squad’s 2015-16 season.

Coach Corey Kreinbrink, who held the position of Special Education Teacher in addition to coaching the Lady Eagles’ Varsity Basketball team, submitted his resignation from both jobs to the North Central Board of Education during their July regular board meeting. Kreinbrink will be moving on to the Head Coaching position for the Napoleon Lady Wildcats Basketball program, and will be teaching within that school district as well.

Selected as his replacement was Eric Stantz, a coach who brings twenty-five years of experience to the Lady Eagle squad, including twelve at the helm of North Western Ohio Athletic League girls programs such as Montpelier and Bryan. An alumnus of North Central, Stantz had just been named the new Junior Varsity (JV) girls coach, upon the departure of previous JV coach Matt Frey, who accepted a teaching job in the Kenton area.

North Central Athletic Director Kent Hutchison is confident in Stantz’s ability to guide the varsity program.

“We feel very fortunate to get a coach with Eric’s credentials,” Hutchison proclaimed.

But the changing of the guard for North Central Girls Basketball wasn’t the only personnel decision made by the board during their July session.

Aside from Kreinbrink’s resignation, Sixth Grad Instructor Sally Knapp also stepped down from her position at North Central. She was replaced with new hire Elizabeth Stein.

Several other employment contracts were met with approval by the board. Renee Roesener became the new Elementary Education Aide for the school’s kindergarten classes. Taking on the role of Junior High Faculty Manager was Charles Rummel. The job of Sophomore Class Advisor was awarded to Alecia Garrow.

A two percent salary adjustment for school administrators was passed by the board as well.

For a majority of the evening, however, the board remained locked into Executive Session, discussing a grievance hearing. No action was taken from private meeting.

Work is set to begin on the district’s new high school facility within the next two to three weeks, according to school superintendent Ken Boyer. Budgeting for the project nearly set, and things should move forward shortly afterward.

The board adjourned the meeting without entering into a second Executive Session. Their next regular meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 18, at 6:30 P.M. in the school cafeteria.

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