McElrone new PHS varsity girls basketball coach

McElrone new PHS varsity girls basketball coach

Doug McElrone is the new head varsity girls basketball coach at Pulaski High School.


McElrone was the head varsity coach at Green Bay East High School the past three seasons as well as the Head 16U coach for the Green Bay Purple Aces.


McElrone will be familiar to some in Pulaski as he served as head PHS junior varsity coach in 2014.


"We are very excited to have Coach McElrone back in Pulaski,” said PHS athletic director Janel  Batten.  “Doug brings a love for the game and passion for helping kids succeed and has a tremendous background in coaching basketball at various levels," she added.


McElrone replaces Jeff Charney, who has accepted an assistant women’s basketball coaching position at St. Norbert College, De Pere. Charney was head varsity coach for five years, compiling a 76-44 record and four winning seasons.


“I’m excited to be back to where I started,” McElrone said, “and running a quality program.”


McElrone said he already is familiar with several PHS varsity players through his former junior varsity coaching position as well as work with the Purple Aces.


“I’m excited to compete at a high level in a great conference and against the top teams in the state,” he added.


He will be assisted by Kurt Holewinski, a longtime Pulaski-area youth basketball coach.