A change has come to Centennial High School’s basketball program.
The school has parted ways with head boys coach Pete Froedden after a 18-11 season that saw him go 11-5 in the 11-AAA district and claim 2019-19 district Coach of the Year honors.
“After careful consideration, we have decided to move in a different direction with our Boys’ Basketball program,” Dr. Chris Hames, CHS’s principal, said in a statement. “We will begin searching for a new head coach immediately.”
Froedden joined the Cougars in 2015 following two years spent at Chicago’s Wheaton Academy. He was an assistant coach on Scott Sanderson’s Lipscomb University staff until 2013, his alma mater where he was a 1,000-point scorer under Lipscomb legend Don Meyer.
The Cougars had a respectable 2018, cut short by a first-round district loss to visiting Ravenwood. Junior Tre Carlton is a Home Page boys basketball Player of the Year finalist.
In four seasons, Froedden went 60-58 over four seasons, including postseason play, and posted a 30-26 district record.
Photo by Deb Scally.