McQueen has hired Keith Crawford as its next boys basketball coach
Crawford has been an assistant at Galena for the past two seasons. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Hug and Truckee.
“We are excited to have him take over our basketball program,” McQueen athletic director Tobey Hilliard wrote in an email to the RGJ.
Crawford takes over for John Franklin, who stepped down over the summer after 10 years leading the Lancers.
McQueen finished 18-11 overall last season, 11-5 in league. The Lancers lost five seniors from that team and will have five seniors for the upcoming season..
Crawford played high school basketball in Houston, then for one year at Feather River College. He was an assistant at Feather River for three years.
“The good thing about McQueen is, we don’t have to re-create the game of basketball,” Crawford said. “They have had good quality coaching the past few years. I’m very excited. I can’t wait to get the ball rolling.”