Hirchert resigns as Grand Island girls basketball coach

After 30-years coaching, Scott Hirchert steps down as GISH girls basketball coach
Scott Hirchert steps down as GISH girls basketball coach
Scott Hirchert steps down as GISH girls basketball coach(Ben Brady)
Published: Mar. 23, 2021 at 2:37 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Scott Hirchert has resigned from his position as head girls basketball coach at Grand Island Senior High School.

“I am proud of the relationships that I have formed and will continue to grow in the years to come,” Hirchert said. “In my 30-year career as a three-sport coach, my love for the game has never wavered. But it is at this time that I have decided to prioritize myself and my family and to step back from this position.”

Grand Island Public Schools seeks to recruit a highly skilled person for the position.

Hirchert was named head girls basketball coach in 2018 and has worked for the district for more than two decades.

“I am incredibly grateful for the support of my assistant coaches - Asia Berg, Ray Chavez, Stephanie Finnegan and Jacob Myers - and those players who were dedicated to our team,” Hirchert said. “The 2021 seniors were particularly instrumental in supporting our team in multiple capacities throughout a season filled with uncertainty and adversity. Over the years spent together I am extremely proud of the young ladies they have grown into and I wish them all the best as they continue to pursue new opportunities. I am also thankful for the support of my family, including my wife and two children, who have always been and will continue to be my fiercest supporters.”

Hirchert will continue to teach science at GISH. He will also continue as head cross country and assistant track and field coach.

“I appreciate his hard work and commitment to the student athletes at GISH,” said GISH Activities and Athletics Director Cindy Wells.

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