OPRF hires new head girls basketball coach

OPRF hires new head girls basketball coach

Carlton Rosemond is the new head coach of the Huskies girls basketball team.

The District 200 Board of Education has approved the hiring of Carlton Rosemond as head coach of the Huskies girls basketball team, beginning with the 2021-22 season. He replaces J.P. Coughlin, who resigned as head coach in March 2021 after 15 years with the program. 

“I’m excited about the new chapter, not only for myself, but for the players, parents, and community of OPRF,” Rosemond said. “I plan to develop great relationships while building a winning culture.”

Rosemond brings more than 20 years of coaching experience to OPRF, which includes stints coaching middle schoolers and youth community leagues. For the past eight years, he has been a part of the basketball program at Evanston Township High School, where he most recently served as the JV girls basketball head coach. During his tenure, Rosemond was a part of the transformation that led ETHS girls basketball to become a state-qualifying program. 

“Carlton has been an integral part of the ETHS girls basketball team,” said Brittanny Johnson, head girls basketball coach at Evanston Township High School. “His enthusiasm for the game is contagious, and I'm looking forward to watching his success.”

Incoming Athletic Director Nicole Ebsen sees Rosemond's hire as an outstanding opportunity for the Huskies. “Under his leadership, I have no doubt that we will see great things happening for girls’ basketball at OPRF,” she said.