Aaron Ennis is the new Maroa-Forsyth basketball head coach after the school board Monday night approved the administration’s recommendation.
Ennis comes to the Trojans from Tolono Unity where he has been an assistant coach. He assisted Bill Ipsen for three years before Ipsen retired from coaching the Rockets. Ennis continued assisting there and now will head his own program.
Principal Brice Stewart and Athletic Director Phil Applebee said in a release announcing Ennis’ appointment, “Coach Ennis is an energetic coach with a passion for the game of basketball. We expect him to bring high expectations and challenge our student-athletes both on and off the court. Aaron grew up playing in the Okaw Valley Conference and is very familiar with the Maroa-Forsyth tradition. He has spent the past seven seasons working under multiple Hall of Fame coaches which has helped mold his vision for the future of Trojan basketball.”
Ennis becomes the Trojans third basketball head coach in five years and succeeds Blake Reynolds, who was not rehired after two seasons courtside.
I will have more on this developing story in a future print edition of the Decatur Tribune.