New Sun Prairie West Girl Basketball Coach Takes Steps Within Big Eight Conference | Girls basketball

Ronda McLin has been named the Sun Prairie West girls’ basketball coach, according to Sun Prairie athletic director and activity director Eric Nee.

McLin has been the Madison East girls basketball coach for the past three years.

“She comes to us with a lot of experience at a variety of levels,” Nee said in a release Wednesday. “Ronda has a clear vision and mission for our Sun Prairie West girls basketball program. Along with her clear vision and mission, she brings an enormous amount of knowledge and skills to the table to not only lead these young women on the field, but also off the field.

Ronda McLin

Ronda McLin

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“It was very clear during the interview process how student-centered she was and how important it is to make connections with her student-athletes to prepare them for life after high school. Coach McLin is extremely excited to get to work and not just build the girls basketball program. at Sun Prairie West, but also our community girls’ youth basketball. “

Sun Prairie West is scheduled to open for the 2022-23 school year. Sun Prairie will then have two colleges, Sun Prairie East and Sun Prairie West.

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The Sun Prairie girls basketball team was in its final season as one program, the Big Eight Conference co-champion with Verona last season. Sun Prairie, coached by John Olson, finished 22-5 and advanced to the WIAA Division 1 semifinals. Madison East was 9-13 overall and finished in seventh place in the Big Eight last season.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to become the first girls’ basketball coach at Sun Prairie West High School,” McLin said in the announcement. “I look forward to working in the Sun Prairie Area School District as I work to help student-athletes become the best version of themselves on and off the court. I can’t wait to get started.”

McLin was hired as Madison East’s interim girls’ basketball coach in 2019, replacing James Adams. She was a prominent player at East, graduating in 2004 and playing at Carthage College before completing her education at Madison Area Technical College, according to information from Madison East’s sports director TJ Rogness when she was hired at East in 2019.

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McLin was the East’s JV coach from 2015-18 and spent a year as a university assistant at Madison West in 2018-19. She also trained with Wisconsin Academy (2017) and CRUSH Basketball (2018). She was the founder of HoopinBeauty Training Development (a basketball skills training and development company), according to East.

After the 2019-20 season in a temporary role, she was promoted to the position on a permanent basis in 2020.

East was 8-14 overall in 2019-20. The Purgolders did not play in 2020-21 due to the Madison School District’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. East were 9-13 overall (7-11 Big Eight) this past season.


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