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The start of the high school basketball season is nearly seven months away but Regina scored a slam dunk on Monday.
Regina announced former Mount Pleasant and West High head coach Paul Rundquist will take over the boys basketball program pending board approval.
“I am truly honored and excited to join Regina High School as the head boys varsity basketball coach,” Rundquist said in a release.”I believe in instilling discipline, hard work and a sense of community in my players. Together we will strive for excellence on and off the court, building a program that inspires both personal and team growth.”
Rundquist has won 375 career games in 24 seasons as a head coach at Mediapolis, Mount Pleasant and West High.
In 18 seasons at Mount Pleasant Rundquist turned the Panthers into a perennial title contender.
He went 188-137 in his time at Mount Pleasant and left the winningest coach in program history.
Rundquist led Mount Pleasant to the state tournament six times, including four straight from 2010-2013, a stretch that included a 3A title in 2012.
The past five seasons Rundquist as served as co-head coach at West High helping the Trojans reach the Class 4A state tournament in both 2019 and 2020.
“I am confident that Coach Rundquist’s experience, leadership and passion for the game will elevate our boys basketball program to new heights and inspire our student athletes to reach their full potential,” Regina activities director Taylor Hotek said in a release. “Under his guidance our team is poised for a successful future.”
Rundquist will be the third Regina head coach in the past four seasons and replaces Barry Lehman who led the Regals for the past two seasons.
Lehman went 15-29 in two seasons as head coach including a 9-13 record last season.
Gary Belger directed Regina to a 7-12 record during the 2020-2021 season.