Benedictine names Rob Stircula head basketball coach

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Rob Stircula (Courtesy: Benedictine High School)

Rob Stircula (Courtesy: Benedictine High School)

CLEVELAND – Benedictine High School has named Rob Stircula the school’s new head basketball coach.

Stircula, who graduated from Benedictine in 1997, previously coached the Bengals from 2004-05 through the 2010-11 season.

During that time, he compiled a 92-55 record, leading Benedictine to four OHSAA District Championships and a Final Four appearance in 2010.

Stircula replaces his former assistant, and fellow Benedictine alum, Albert Wilson, who stepped down after an 8-14 season in 2014-15.

Wilson won two State Championships as a player at Benedictine, in 1997 and 1998.

He continued his playing career at the University of Toledo, then spent three seasons playing professionally overseas.

During his first tenure with the Bengals, Stircula coached several Division 1 college players, including Cameron Wright, who recently completed his Senior season at the University of Pittsburgh and Derek Jackson, who just finished his Junior year at Kent State University.