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.