Prospect names Rathe its new head coach
Prospect High School has named Brad Rathe as its new head boys basketball coach.
Rathe most recently served as the assistant varsity basketball coach at Prospect throughout the 14-year tenure of coach John Camardella, who stepped down recently.
Rathe was the "defensive coordinator" of these teams and helped to guide the Knights to 232 victories, 10 Mid-Suburban East East titles, 3 MSL titles, and 2 IHSA regional titles.
Rathe has experience as a head coach of the Prospect girls golf team in the fall and the Prospect boys tennis team in the spring. Prior to coaching and teaching history at Prospect High School, Rathe was a collegiate player at Lake Forest College after his high school career at Lake Zurich, where he was a Daily Herald All-Area player in 2001-02.
"I am excited to be given the opportunity to continue on a tradition that I have seen grow over the past 14 years," said Rathe. "I have had the ability to work with hundreds of phenomenal student athletes and coaches in my role as an assistant and now I am excited to be able to put my own spin on the future of Prospect basketball."
"Rathe has been one of the cultural architects of the Prospect basketball program and leads with a student-centered approach," said Frank Mirandola, Prospect's Assistant Principal. "We are impressed with his ability to connect with student-athletes and put them in position to be successful on and off the court."
"We have a great group of juniors coming back next year, and I am excited to be able to get back to work and lay a foundation for success," said Rathe. "It was incredible to play basketball this past year despite the unknowns, and our players showed a ton of grit throughout the season. I am ready to develop a team that can continue the rich tradition the program has enjoyed in the past."