Another area school will be filling a coaching vacancy as Rob Hilbun has decided not to re-apply as girls basketball coach at McDonald. Hilbun ends his career with the Blue Devils after 11 seasons and a 157-95 record.
"The main reason (not to re-apply) was my family," said Hilbun, 39. "My family has two little boys at home and the time you have to be a head coach is really a lot of time to put into it and I want to spend more time with family."
Attempts to reach McDonald Athletic Director Fred Gault were unsuccessful.
McDonald now has both boys and girls coaches' spots to fill as Brian Higgins has stepped down as boys coach.
Hilbun's only other coaching stop was in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons when he was a boys assistant and head girls freshmen coach at Grand Valley.
Hilbun said he enjoyed his time coaching the Blue Devils.
"These 11 years have been a privilege and an honor," he said. "Coaching the girls program has been really great. I had a great run for 11 years. The kids work really hard and I know they're going to keep on having success."
Hilbun said he will leave open the possibility of returning to the bench in the future.
"I love coaching too and if the time is right I'd like to get back into coaching but I want to spend time with my family and see them grow up," he said.