New Coaches Hired at Windsor, Neoga, Sullivan


Published on July 27 2012 9:49 am
Last Updated on July 27 2012 9:49 am
Written by Millie Lange


Newton High School has hired Kim Romack to take over the reins of the girls' basketball program. Romack, a 1999 graduate of Neoga, replaces Kevin Haarman as the new girls coach.

Romack, who has been the assistant for the past six years, is an Eastern Illinois University graduate with a degree in physical education. She will be the health and physical education teacher at Neoga Middle and High School. She played forward and center during her playing days at Neoga and was on the 1998-99 team that finished 23-4.

Haarman took over for Darleta Mayhue after being her assistant coach and in six years, his teams finish 106-73, had five winning seasons and won three regional championships. Haarman resigned to become the Dieterich Junior/Senior High School principal.

Coming in as assistant coach is a name area and Neoga folks know well . . . Seth James. James coached the girls squad from 1998-2004 winning at least 21 games in each of his six seasons. He also served as an assistant coach during the 1994-95 through the 1997-98 seasons under Terri Biggs.


Silas Pogue will be the new Windsor High School boys' basketball coach. Pogue is replacing Josh Forsythe who is the new Mattoon boys' basketball coach.

Pogue graduated from Stronghurst Southern in 2003 and was an assistant coach and the eighth-grade boys' basketball coach at Argenta-Oreana. He led the junior varsity team to a .500 record and the eighth-grade squad won the conference. Pogue also will be teaching social studies.

Windsor finished 1-25 overall and 0-10 in the National Trail Conference last year.


Courtney Beals, a Stewardson-Strasburg graduate, has been named the new head volleyball coach at  Sullivan High School.

Beals graduated from Stew-Stras in 2007 and earned National Trail Conference honors during the 2006 season and was a four-year letterwinner. She was a setter at Lincoln Land College for Coach Jim Dietz, former Effingham St. Anthony coach, and went on to graduate from Eastern Illinois University. Beals will substitute teach.

She replaces Christy Molzen who will stay on as an assistant. Molzen coached from 1997-2003 and again last season.