Per a release late Friday afternoon from Scottsbluff High School Activities Director Dave Hoxworth, Scottsbluff has hired Brock Ehler as the new head girls golf coach. Ehler will also be a P.E. teacher at Scottsbluff.
That of course means that Ehler is stepping away from his position as head coach of the Mitchell girls basketball team as well as the boys golf coach.
I caught up with Coach Ehler on the phone this evening and he had this to say about why he’s making the move right now.
Ehler’s a 1995 graduate of Scottsbluff High School and he went on to play college golf at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, a Division-II school.
The Scottsbluff girls golf program has a strong tradition on the course and Ehler will be aiming high as he takes over his new position.
Bert Wright had filled in late in the season as the girls golf coach for Scottsbluff after former coach Mike Klein was suspended. Klein was later terminated from that position.
Nick Goranson is serving as the interim boys golf coach at Scottsbluff this season.
As for Mitchell, under Ehler’s direction the Lady Tigers basketball team went a combined 43-9 over the last two seasons including a 23-2 mark this past year. Both those seasons ended with trips to the Girls C-1 State Tournament.
In the last ten days two seniors on the basketball team, Celeste Cardona and Madison Watson, have signed to continue their athletic careers in college at Chadron State.
Cardona will play basketball and Watson will run track.
Despite those two key losses, Mitchell returns a ton of talent to next year’s roster. The likes of Jori Peters, Keyana Wilfred, Annabelle Gillen, and Kenzey Kanno should have Mitchell in position to dominate.
Informing the team of his decision to leave was not an easy task for Ehler.
The next girls basketball coach at Mitchell will be stepping into a tremendous situation.