7th Grade Coach
Coach Durbin is coming to us from the Jr. Eagles program and is entering his 2nd season with the Trimpe Royals. Durbin is a long time Bethalto resident and CMHS graduate. Coach Durbin was a 3 year CM varsity letterman from ’92 – ‘94. 2 year point guard starter from ’93 –’94 (49-9 record during this time)
2 time 3-point state qualifier (’92 & ’93)
Won the Alton Telegraph area free throw percentage award during ’93 season at 92% - Alton Exchange banquet
6th Grade Coach
Coach Sears has been a "staple" of the girls basketball program in Bethalto for over a decade. In addition to coaching the sixth graders, he has been instrumental in the overall success of the program through his involvement in the Junior Eagles program. Go to a girls basketball tournament and chances are you'll see a team of Bethalto girls under the leadership of Coach Sears.
8th Grade Coach
Coach Ochs is entering his 5th season with the Royals. Ochs guided his seventh grade Royals to a Sectional championship and a berth in the IESA state finals in 2013. As a result of the Royals outstanding season in 2013, Ochs won Coach of the Year honors from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. Ochs is entering his 2nd year as the 8th grade coach.