Dan Hegemeir
Dan Hegemier

(4-17-19) Two boys basketball programs in Auglaize County announced changes in their programs for next season.

Former St. Marys head coach Dan Hegemier has returned for a second go around as he  was named the Roughriders boys basketball head coach  during tonight’s St. Marys Board of Education meeting.  The BOE hired Tony Arling as the assistant varsity coach, who was Hegemier’s assistant coach during his first run at St. Marys. Hegemier has 524  career wins in his long coaching career.

Hegemier replaces Craig Szymczak who resigned after four years last month.

It was announced tonight that the New Bremen Board of Education  did not renew the contract of  head boys basketball coach Brad Francis.

New Bremen Board of Eduction President Shelly Bussesaid during the meeting –

We appreciate the time you have given to the players and the coaches this past year. The decision was made not to renew your contract, as you are aware, and it stemmed from unresolved internal communication conflict and philosophical difference that created uncertainty in the direction of the problem.

Francis was hired in May of 2018, in his only season at New Bremen the Cardinals went 8-15 overall and 2-7 in the MAC.