Jason Crowe was honored Jan. 12 by the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Wednesday, January 16
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by Plainfield School District 202: Success doesn’t just fall at ones feet. It requires mental concentration and physical work. Of course, having an excellent leader can also be helpful. Plainfield South High School cross country coach Jason Crowe certainly fills that role, as his peers have now affirmed. Crowe was named the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association’s 2013 Cross Country Coach of the Year. He was honored and recognized at the ITCCCA’s 50th Annual Coaches Clinic on Jan. 12 at Oak Park River Forest High School. Crowe started his teaching and career in 1998 at Joliet Catholic Academy before coming to District 202 in 2004 to teach physical education at Central …
The coach's team went 27-2 in the regular season and set records for the school and for the Southwest Prairie Conference.
Plainfield East High School basketball coach Branden Adkins has been named Class 3A/4A coach of the year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. Adkins led his team to a 27-2 regular season finish as well as first-place conference and regional championships, both firsts for the four-year-old school. The team was the first in Southwest Prairie Conference history to go undefeated in a season, winning their first 14 games and losing only one regular season game. Team center Brian Bennett was a candidate for Mr. Basketball in Illinois. Adkins will be honored at the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association's 40th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on April 28 at Illinois State University in Normal.