Millbrook High School names Ben Bates as boys basketball coach
27 June 2016 Sports
Millbrook High School has named Ben Bates as its new boys basketball coach. Bates, who was introduced into the Illinois Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2012, succeeds Derek Butler who resigned in May 2016 after leading the Pioneers for the past three seasons.
Bates has many years of basketball coaching experience and has also coached track, volleyball and softball during his career. Over the past year, he served as Clarke County High School’s JV boys basketball coach and seventh grade girls basketball coach at Johnson-Williams Middle School. in 2014-2015, he was an assistant coach for the boys varsity basketball team at Skyline High School.