Carlton Rosemond

Oak Park and River Forest High School announced June 11 that Carlton Rosemond has been hired as the school’s new girls basketball head coach. He replaces J.P. Coughlin, who stepped down in March after 15 years on the staff.

“I’m excited about the new chapter, not only for myself but for the players, parents and community of OPRF,” Rosemond said in a press release from the school.

Rosemond has 20 years of coaching experience at various levels, including the previous eight seasons at Evanston Township High School, where he was recently the junior varsity coach.

“[Rosemond’s] enthusiasm for the game is contagious, and I’m looking forward to watching his success,” said Evanston coach Brittany Johnson in the press release.

Incoming OPRF Athletic Director Nicole Ebsen, who takes over July 1 from the retiring John Stelzer, said she sees Rosemond’s hiring “as an outstanding opportunity for the Huskies.”

“Under his leadership, I have no doubt that we will see great things happening for girls basketball at OPRF,” she said.

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