from the 2017 SSN story….Bazsali Named Interim Head Coach At Rockford Guilford
(3-10-17) According to several sources, former Rockford Lutheran Head Football Coach Bruce Bazsali will be the interim Head Coach at Guilford in 2017. Sources indicated that the process calls for Bazsali to be replaced by current Forreston Head Football Coach Dennis Diduch and to assume the Viking job in 2018.
(5-14-18) When veteran head football coach Bruce Bazali was hired as the new head football coach at Rockford Guilford after leaving Rockford Lutheran several sources indicated it would be for a short stay.
Today several sources have told SSN that veteran Forreston Football Coach Denny Diduch has been hired by the RPS 205 system and as an Assistant Football Coach at Guilford. No official statement has been released at this time by the school district.
The plan calls for Diduch to be named the Vikings Head Coach in time for the 2019 season.
Diduch comes to Guilford with one of the most impressive small school records in Illinois at Forreston.
Year W L 2008-09 5 4 Denny Diduch 2009-10 4 5 Denny Diduch 2010-11 6 4 Denny Diduch 2011-12 10 2 Denny Diduch 2012-13 9 3 Denny Diduch 2013-14 7 3 Denny Diduch 2014-15 13 1 Denny Diduch 2015-16 8 3 Denny Diduch 2016-17 14 0 Denny Diduch 2017-18 11 2 Denny Diduch Coach Total 87 27 10 yr .763%
Diduch’s accomplishments include coaching the Cardinals to two 1A state titles in 2014 and 2016. Diduch had served as an assistant coach at Forreston for eight years before he became the head coach.
Guilford went 4-5 in Bazali’s first year as the Vikings head coach.