Former Rockford Christian coach Shane Bautch has been named the new head boys basketball coach at Forreston.
On Wednesday night the Forrestville Valley board of education formally approved the hiring.
Bautch has coached at schools in Wisconsin and Illinois. In his career his teams have won 218 games including eight regional titles, three sectional titles and three state final appearances.
Bautch coached at Rockford Christian from 2009-2012. In 2011 the Royal Lions placed third at State in Class 2A.
Forreston has also hired former Milledgeville boys basketball coach Brian Rahn to coach the girls team at Forreston.
“We are very excited and fortunate to have two quality and experienced teaches and coaches who will be in our building to lead our Basketball Programs says Forreston Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Kyle Zick. “I have no doubt that both Coach Bautch and Coach Rahn will coininue to move our programs forward and lead our boys and girls to be the best possible student athletes they can be, while representing our standard of excellence for all of our programs at Forreston.”