Washburn Rural next boys basketball coach comes from Hays High

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Published: May. 19, 2022 at 5:56 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Junior Blues Boys Basketball Team is no longer coachless after two weeks as they will be led by Alex Hutchins, pending board approval.

Incoming WRHS Athletic and Activities Director, Charlie Nimz, said, “We believe that Alex brings the right combination of experience, demonstrated success, and vision for high school athletics that will build on our past achievements.”

Hutchins, a Kansas State University graduate, will teach in the WRHS Physical Education department starting this school year, 2022-2023.

He said, “I have experienced firsthand the dramatic impact that successful high school athletic programs and strong physical education programs can have on individuals, on a school, and on a community as a whole.”

He will take over the role from Kevin Muff, who resigned as coach two weeks ago. 13 Sports has reached out to Auburn-Washburn USD 437 to confirm the hiring but we haven’t heard back yet.

Muff led the Junior Blues to a 74-36 overall record (37-10 at home) in his five seasons, including two Centennial League titles and a 6A State runner-up finish in 2019.

Hutchins has led Hays to a 59-9 record over the past three seasons with two Class 5A state tournament appearances. He has been recognized as the Western Conference basketball coach of the year twice.

Washburn Rural Athletics said his goal is to make Washburn Rural High School the best place to play high school basketball in the State of Kansas.

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