Kenowa Hills Public Schools is pleased to name Ross Willick as the new Kenowa Hills High School (KHHS) boys varsity basketball coach. Willick brings eight successful years of high school varsity basketball coaching experience and a passion for building leadership and excellence in Kenowa Hills.
Willick began his coaching career in 2000, serving as an assistant coach under Rick Albro at his alma mater, Aquinas College, where he also played from 1996–2000, serving as captain in 2000. Willick went on to lead Kent City’s varsity boys team for eight seasons (2001-2009), averaging 14 wins per season, winning three district championships, and earning Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan’s Regional Coach of the Year in 2003.
Professionally, Willick taught middle and high school from 2001-2009 until becoming a high school assistant principal in 2009. He served in that position until 2012 when he became principal at Kenowa Hills Zinser Elementary, a position he still holds. Willick has a passion for the Kenowa Hills community, and his pride for the district and area abound – he and his wife live in the district with their three children – all students of Kenowa Hills.
“Coach Willick’s successful coaching experience and passion for leadership made him the best choice to lead our varsity boys basketball team,” stated Kenowa Hills Athletic Director Charles O’Dell. “His commitment to developing the next generation of leaders will not only provide an enriching experience for our student-athletes, but will push them to be the best version of themselves both on and off the court.”
“I’m excited and honored to step into the role of coaching the varsity Knights,” remarked Willick. “I know that this team and their families are committed to constant improvement. Their no-quit attitude and desire to work hard and build character both on and off the court are going to make for a great season this year and beyond.”
The 2018-2019 season will begin in December. Watch KenowaHillsAthletics.com for schedule and updates.