Lee Rabas has been named the head boys’ basketball coach at Neenah High School.
An elementary wellness teacher in the Neenah Joint School District, Rabas spent the past six seasons as the men’s basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, where he led the Cyclones to a 136-23 record and three regular season and conference tournament titles. He was named league coach of the year five times.
Rabas also spent this past year as director of athletics at UWFox.
“Coach Rabas brings a wide array of basketball experience to Neenah High School along with a passion and enthusiasm for the game,” Neenah activities director Nate Werner said in a release. “We are very excited for our boys’ basketball players to be able to work with Coach Rabas and look forward to him leading our program.”
A Kewaunee native, Rabas coached the Xavier boys’ basketball team for seven seasons (1997-2004), guiding the Hawks to a WISAA state runner-up finish in 1998 and two conference championships en route to a 103-56 record.
He also served as an assistant coach at Lawrence University and UW-La Crosse. He was part of a Lawrence coaching staff that led the Vikings to four Midwest Conference championships and a 99-27 record over a five-season span.
Rabas, a member of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association executive board, replaces Scott Bork, who stepped down in May after a successful three-year stint with the Rockets that included a 64-12 record and a WIAA Division 1 state runner-up finish in 2014.
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