The rumors about head boys basketball coach Joe Kegler leaving Bedford are true.
"My wife and I are going to start a family in the next few years and we have always had a strong desire to live in a foreign country" Kegler explained in an e-mail he sent to me today. "Therefore, last summer we began looking into moving to Portugal. As a result I began applying for teaching positions at international schools and I was offered a position several weeks ago" he went on. "My wife and I decided that it was either now or never, so we are going for it."
It is Coach Kegler's hope, and mine, that this will end any rumors about his status.
I will add that he will sorely be missed as Bedford's boys basketball coach. This year Bedford was only in its second year as a varsity program. They only won 4 games last year. Plus they had their top 2 players (Connor Green and Jared Fahmy) transfer over the summer. Despite all of that, Kegler led the Bulldogs to an 12-8 record, including a win in the tournament on the road against a good Lebanon team.
Congratulations and good luck to Coach Kegler with his future endeavors.