Prep Basketball: Rockford Lutheran basketball coaches honored

Joni Carlson

Staff Report

Rockford Lutheran High School girls’ basketball head coach Joni Carlson has been awarded the IBCA District Girls’ Class 1A/2A High School Co-Coach of the Year in District 10 for her accomplishments this past year.

Carlson was also selected as Co-Coach of the Year in 2010-11 and 2007-08.

Carlson led the Lady Crusader girls’ basketball program in the second year of undefeated conference play and completed her fourth-consecutive Big Northern Conference Championship with a 12-0 record.

This was the Crusaders girls’ fifth regional championship in the past six years. In 2011, Carlson was also recognized by WTVO as Class 1A/2A Coach-of-the-Year for her team’s accomplishments.

Tom Guse Co-Coach of the Year

Tom Guse has been awarded the “IBCA District Boys’ Class 1A/2A High School Co-Coach of the Year” in District 10 for his accomplishments this past year.

Guse completed his second year as head coach of the Crusaders with a third-place finish at the IHSA State Basketball Tournament in Peoria, Ill., and season record of 30-4.

From the April 25-May 1, 2012, issue