Brett Eltzroth resigns as DeKalb girls basketball coach

After finishing seventh in the Northeast 8, DeKalb girls basketball coach Brett Eltzroth will not return to that position next season, as first reported by KPC.

Eltzroth’s Barons posted a 3-19 record during the 2019-2020 season, making Eltzroth 44-92 during his six year tenure with the program. Eight players with varsity experience could return for next season, including leading scorer and rebounder Paige Pettis, who is a junior. Just three seniors are being lost to graduation for DeKalb.

The team went an Eltzroth program worst 2-20 just the year before. In 2017-2018, it was the best DeKalb record under Eltzroth; the team went 11-12 led by Indiana All-Star Leigha Brown, who now plays at Nebraska.

According to KPC’s story, Eltzroth made the decision to spend more time with his family.

DeKalb’s girls last won a postseason title in 2006.

Eltzroth game to DeKalb after a seven year run as the boys coach at Prairie Heights, where he went 66-91, posting a pair of winning seasons and a Sectional title in 2011. The Panthers went 17-9 that season. He has also been an assistant with the DeKalb boys program.

His career record as a varsity head coach now sits at 110-183 between his two stops and, according to KPC, Eltzroth doesn’t rule out a coaching return at some point.

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