Helena Public Schools announced that Ben Dudek will take over as the new head coach for the girls basketball team at Helena High.
This comes a little over a month after 3-time state champion head coach Eric Peterson stepped down to spend more time with his family.
Helena Public Schools put out a statement today;
“Helena High Principal Steve Thennis and Helena Schools Activities Director Tim McMahon are pleased to announce the hiring of Ben Dudek as the new Helena High Girls Basketball Head Coach. Coach Dudek takes over for Eric Peterson who recently resigned the position. Coach Dudek has previously coached for six years in Pennsylvania as a varsity girls assistant coach at the high school level and at the high school age AAU club level, including coaching several showcase AAU teams made up of college bound women basketball players. Coach Dudek moved to Helena and began teaching at CR Anderson Middle School. He has worked as a private basketball trainer and in the middle school basketball programs while waiting the opportunity to resume coaching at the high school level here in Helena. Coach Dudek comes highly recommended and the Helena Public Schools are excited to welcome him as he takes on the program at Helena High. Coach Dudek will continue to teach at C.R. Anderson Middle School. Coach Dudek’s hiring will be final when approval is obtained from the Helena School Board.”
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