MENDOTA — Kevin Geldon had an ideal coaching situation awaiting him next season at Mendota High School, where he would be returning all five starters from a 3A regional girls championship. However, he had an even more ideal opportunity present itself for him and his growing family.
Geldon has resigned as the Mendota girls basketball coach to accept a PE and health position at Rolling Meadows High School where he did his student teaching prior to coming to Mendota. He will coach sophomore boys basketball and be a varsity baseball assistant.
“It was an opportunity my family and I could not pass up as it gets us back home and also to a situation where I am chasing and achieving some of my personal and professional goals,” said Geldon.
Geldon and his wife, Laura, are brand new parents of their first child, Adele. Laura Geldon is from Naperville.
The Lady Trojans (25-4) won their first regional championship in 12 years, defeating Sterling 39-18. They lost to Peoria Notre Dame 39-37 at the Peoria Sectional.
Geldon compiled a 76-67 record in five years at Mendota.
• The girls basketball job at Hall remains open, where Josiah Martin resigned to return to his hometown Canton. Sherrard boys coach Barry Jackson recently resigned.
In addition to boys basketball, Sherrard also seeks new head football and volleyball coaches. Brett Lee resigned after four years as football coach. The Sherrard School Board did not take action on the football job at last week’s school board meeting, according to WRMJ.com.
Lori Brown was not rehired by the Sherrard School Board at its March meeting, according to WRMJ.com. She coached 13 seasons, going 20-16 in 2013, losing to Orion in the regional finals.
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