By Chris Rossetti
WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Moniteau girls’ basketball coach Matt Stebbins resigned this week less than a week from the start of practice Monday,
“I have officially resigned as head girls’ basketball coach Wednesday Nov. 11,” Stebbins said in a Facebook message to D9Sports.com. “I’ve decided to step away from the game at Moniteau High School for some personal reasons. I want to personally thank all the wonderful people I’ve met in the community and the parents who supported me during my tenure at Moniteau. I’m blessed to have Moniteau take a chance on me and stand behind me during my time as their varsity girls’ basketball coach.”
Moniteau athletic director John Stoughton confirmed to D9Sports.com that Stebbins had resigned and the girls’ basketball position is currently open and posted with a deadline for applying for the position being Nov. 17.
“Currently, junior varsity coach Theresa McCaslin is overseeing things,” Stoughton said. “We have posted the position, and our next school-board meeting is Nov. 23.”
Stebbins had a successful 3-year run with the Lady Warriors helping Moniteau to a combined 3-year record of 42-28 including 18-12 in the KSAC South with three District 9 Class AA playoff appearances. Last year, the Lady Warriors were 15-9 overall and 6-4 in the KSAC South and advanced to the Class AA semifinals. He coached a pair of All American Awards & Engraving D9Sports.com All-District players with Stephanie McCall making third team in 2014 and Kristina DeMatteis earning second-team honors last year.
“I had three very successful years at Moniteau and memories I will cherish for the rest of my life,” Stebbins said in his statement. “ I wish the girls’ basketball program the best moving forward.”
The new basketball coach at Moniteau inherits an experienced team led by DeMatteis, a junior who averaged 13.3 ppg. Also returning should be junior Alazia Greaves (7.3 ppg) and junior Sara Hull (4.0 ppg).