HUTCHINSON — Hutchinson High has made a splashy hire for its open boys basketball coaching position.
Chad Wintz, former head coach at Fort Hays State University and Hutchinson Community College, was announced Monday as the Salthawks’ new coach, replacing Nathan Henry.
Wintz was 111-46 while at Hutchinson and 77-35 at Fort Hays State.
He also coached at Dodge City Community College. This will be the first time he has coached at the high school level.
He takes over a woebegone Hutchinson team that was just 4-17 this past season and graduates its top three scorers — Trent Webster, Ryan Stoecklein and his son, Turner Wintz.
Wintz works for Fee Insurance and will be a Rule 10 coach.