Eufrasio steps down as Glenbard South girls basketball coach

  • Morgan Eufrasio has stepped down as Glenbard South's girls basketball coach.

    Morgan Eufrasio has stepped down as Glenbard South's girls basketball coach. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Morgan Eufrasio, pictured hugging Maggie Bair, has stepped down as Glenbard South's girls basketball coach.

    Morgan Eufrasio, pictured hugging Maggie Bair, has stepped down as Glenbard South's girls basketball coach. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.comGlenbard South girls basketball coach Morgan Eufrasio talks with her team during a home game against Wheaton North on Monday, Feb. 8 in Glen Ellyn.

    Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.comGlenbard South girls basketball coach Morgan Eufrasio talks with her team during a home game against Wheaton North on Monday, Feb. 8 in Glen Ellyn.

 
 
Updated 8/29/2021 4:22 PM

The abbreviated 2020-21 girls basketball season gave Glenbard South coach Morgan Eufrasio extra time with her young family. She decided she liked it and wanted more.

Eufrasio, who twice led the Raiders downstate, will yield to former Romeoville boys coach Eric Daca, whose daughter, Ally, played for Eufrasio on the 2017-18 team that placed third in Class 3A. Daca, a Glenbard South graduate, was the JV coach last year.

 

The Raiders placed second in Class 3A the next season.

"I was thinking the past four years have just been crazy," said Eufrasio, who is expecting her third child Oct. 1. "I got married. And then I had the twins one season and then the next season (husband) Marco was fighting cancer and then last year was COVID. And it has just been a lot. And basketball is a long season."

"(It was) certainly a very successful tenure," Raiders athletic director Tim Carlson added. " ... Obviously, losing a coach of her caliber, it's not easy to replace somebody like her."

Eufrasio, a special-education teacher, is coaching the Glenbard South freshman C girls volleyball team this fall. She formerly coached Glenbard West's girls soccer team. Marco Eufrasio is the Raiders' baseball coach and an assistant football coach.

Eufrasio experienced success in basketball wherever she went. As a player at Hinsdale Central she was an all-stater and helped the Red Devils to the 2001-02 Class AA championship, then played at Iowa. Her Glenbard South teams went 156-44 with her Hinsdale Central coach, Steve Gross, as her Glenbard South assistant.

But Eufrasio will miss much more than winning games.

"I just felt I built some really good relationships, and that's what I'm going to miss the most," she said. "You get to know those kids so differently when you're their varsity coach and you spend that much time with them. So I think that's going to be really hard, just losing that relationship with kids."

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