For Immediate Release: March 21, 2018
Greenfield High School Girls Basketball Coach Rob Graetz Resigns
After coaching the Greenfield Hustlin’ Hawks Girls Varsity Basketball team for the past 11 seasons, Coach Rob Graetz is announcing his resignation.
Graetz started as the Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Greenfield in 1996 and went on to win three Conference Championships with the team. After a three-year stint in Arizona beginning in 1999, Graetz returned to Greenfield in 2002 where he once again coached the Boys Basketball team before switching to coaching the girls team in 2007. Graetz has also been heavily involved in coaching the Greenfield Girls Youth Basketball program as well over the years.
Graetz wrapped up his last season with a 12-11 record for 2017-18, which tied the Lady Hawks best record under his tenure as coach. Graetz says he feels the team is well-positioned for success in the future, with many strong returning GHS players and a talented up-and-coming GMS youth team.
With a daughter on the team, junior Emma Graetz, Coach Graetz says he is looking forward to just being a parent next year and enjoying watching her from the stands as she plays her final season with the Hawks. He says he has coached the majority of the girls on the current team from the time they were in the fourth grade and felt like it was time for a change. He says he is proud of the positive relationships, academic successes and lasting friendships that have come out of his time coaching at Greenfield and plans to continue his involvement at the youth level in the future.
GHS Athletics & Activities Director Trent Lower said,” It has been a pleasure working with Coach Graetz over the past four years…he is so dedicated to developing girls basketball here in Greenfield…he leaves the program in a very optimistic state with a talented returning class of upperclassmen and solid participation numbers at the youth level while experiencing success within the past two years. GHS thanks Coach Graetz for his dedication, service and passion for the game of basketball in Greenfield!”
The search is currently underway for a new girls basketball coach at Greenfield.
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Greenfield School District