La Crosse, WISCONSIN (WXOW) Andy Fernholz knows all about boys basketball in the La Crosse.
He was a high school star at Aquinas and an assistant high school coach in the city for 7 seasons.
Now you can add head coach to his resume.
Fernholz was named the head boys coach at Logan today.
He spent 6 seasons as an assistant at Aquinas, where he was on the bench for a couple of state championships.
But now he's in charge of his own program.
"This has been a goal of mine for a long time. The experiences I've had have prepared me for this better than I could have imagined. I'm extremely excited for the opportunity and looking forward to it," Fernholz said.
Fernholz spent last season as an assistant under Joe Stekel at Logan.
But a school district policy that gives preference to school district employees allowed Fernholz to apply for the job this summer when he accepted a teaching position in La Crosse.
Stekel works outside the district and had to re-apply for the job, but was still expecting to return to coach the Rangers this season.
News 19 asked Fernholz if he may have to win over some in the Logan program who were expecting Stekel to be their coach.
"I was here last year and able to develop a lot of relationships coaching three sports with a lot of these kids. I got to know them very, very well. So there might be a short period of time. But the transition won't be too difficult," he said.
Fernholz is a 2001 Aquinas graduate and played collegiately at UW-Oshkosh.
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