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Lakota West boys' basketball coach Matt Rooks steps down for family reasons

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Posted at 9:44 PM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 21:53:01-04

Lakota West boys’ basketball coach Matt Rooks stepped down from the position Tuesday night, citing family reasons.

Rooks, who coached the Firebirds for four seasons, had a 34-59 record with the program.

The team’s best finish was in 2016 when the Firebirds went 15-9, which was second in the Greater Miami Conference.

Lakota West was 4-19, including 2-14 in the GMC this past season.

Rooks coached at Wyoming for two seasons prior to arriving at Lakota West. When he arrived at Wyoming, the Cowboys were coming off a 2-19 season and two years later they posted a 22-4 record.

A 1998 Moeller graduate, Rooks also coached seven seasons as a varsity assistant with the Crusaders, including the 2007 Division I state championship season.