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Pair of Newman coaches resign

Newman women’s basketball coach Tracy Anderson and Newman baseball coach Leonard Rau both resigned Monday. Anderson was to be expected — the Jets have been terrible the last two years and have shown zero improvement. I think with the right hire that could be one of the elite teams in the Heartland — Lord knows there’s enough talent between area high schools and the Jayhawk Conference to make put together a competitive team. But first they need to find a coach. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Newman AD Vic Trilli go after one of the elite Jayhawk coaches, either.

Rau was a little more surprising. Fifteen or so games into the season … that’s an unusual time to cut bait because of personal reasons. Assistant Zane Ehling is the interim guy.

I’ve got a story coming out in tomorrow’s Eagle about the whole deal, including a pretty insightful quote from Trilli. Regarding personell issues … these things are always touchy, and I was happy he was at least willing to talk to me.