The Van-Far R-I School Board put some new coaches in key positions after approving their extra duty assignments during an Executive Session after their special board meeting held on Wednesday, May 24.
With Van-Far head girls basketball coach Sarah Asbury recently resigning to take a job at Community R-VI, the district hired assistant coach Kelly Orf as the new head coach. Kylie Stephenson will remain on the sidelines with Orf as an assistant coach. The three teamed with Asbury during this past season.
Stephenson was also named the Junior High girls softball coach and her assistant will be Allison Allgood. Orf was hired as an assistant coach for the high school softball team.
Joe Basinger was named the district’s new golf coach after Dane Brooks left the district to take a job at Salisbury.
Basinger will also be named the Junior High boys basketball coach.
Newcomer Blake Hampleman, the elementary school’s new physical education teacher, was hired as a Junior High football coach to replace Brooks in the same position.