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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