Homewood-Flossmoor Boys Basketball Coach to Retire

Jim McLaughlin has been with the school as head coach for 9 years, and previously served as assistant coach for 10.

Homewood-Flossmoor boys basketball coach Jim McLaughlin announced last week that he'll leave the role after 9 years as head coach.

McLaughlin cited time with his family and four children as the main motivation for stepping down, the Times of Northwest Indiana reports. He has spent 24 years coaching high school basketball. 

"You cannot focus on one without shortchanging the other," McLaughlin told the Times. "I feel if I continued coaching, I would be shortchanging both. I want to spend more time with my family and watch my kids play sports and go to their events. I have missed a lot of games, school functions because I was coaching."

In his time with H-F, he has led the team to a 201-62 record, after serving as assistant coach alongside Roy Condotti for 10 years.

The Vikings took eight conference titles between the SICA East and SouthWest Suburban Blue. McLaughlin led his teams to eight regional titles and two Sweet 16 appearances.

McLaughlin will stay on to teach drivers education and mathematics summer school classes.

>> via Times of Northwest Indiana

Lee Gaus May 29, 2014 at 07:33 AM
Jim, Thanks for all the years you gave to Boys Basketball and our community. H-F is better for having you on its staff.
James Tiernan May 29, 2014 at 08:12 AM
Nice Career! I hope the next Head Coach brings the same level of intensity.
Dr. Derek J. Hartmann May 29, 2014 at 08:33 AM
You will be missed on the baseline. Great guy and great coach!
Genvieve LaChappele May 29, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Good for you! The most important thing for any child is to spend time with their father! Nice job J Mac!


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