WASHINGTON, Ill. — He says it’s emotional and tough.
But Eric Schermerhorn is the new head basketball coach at Washington High School. It’s emotional and tough because he is succeeding one of his best friends, Kevin Brown, who lost his battle with brain cancer last month.
Brown was the Washington coach the past 15 years. Schermerhorn was Brown’s assistant for 14 of those 15 seasons.
The Washington school board approved of Schermerhorn’s hiring at its meeting Monday night.