STREATOR — Julie Gabehart — previously a varsity assistant in the Streator High School volleyball program — was voted to take over for previous head coach Kari Benning at Tuesday's school board meeting held at SHS. The school board accepted Benning's resignation at its February meeting.
In a switch of roles, Benning was hired Tuesday as the school's new sophomore volleyball coach, a position which customarily also acts as a varsity assistant. Benning served eight season as the head varsity coach with Gabehart her primary assistant.
In another coaching decision Tuesday, the Streator board accepted the resignation of head girls basketball coach Rory Bedeker, who will take over as the school's athletics director at the conclusion of next school year's first semester after the retirement of current AD Kevin Wargo.