CBC announces Bob McCormack out as basketball coach
By: Warren Mayes
The CBC Cadet basketball team will have a new varsity coach in 2013-14, school officials announced Wednesday.
Coach Bob McCormack, a CBC alumni, will not be retained as the head coach for next season. He will remain on CBC’s instructional staff as a teacher.
CBC Athletic Director A.G. “Rocky” Streb said McCormack was informed of the decision not to renew his coaching contract for next season. McCormack’s teaching contract as a physical education teacher is not affected, and he will remain on the teaching staff at CBC.
Streb said there were no plans to name a new varsity basketball coach immediately. Rather, a search committee made up of several major stakeholders would be formed with the task of conducting the search for the next varsity basketball coach at CBC.
“Whether that process takes two weeks or several weeks is not known at this time,” Streb said. “We are still in the process of forming that committee. We will ask that group to find the best possible candidates for this position. We are in no rush to merely fill the position. We want to ensure we are able to find the right coach for our program.”
“Coach Bobby McCormack had a great 17 years heading the basketball program,” Streb said. “We thank coach McCormack for his efforts in maintaining the status of CBC basketball as a local power. We wish him the best of luck in the future.”
The Cadets were seeded No. 1 in the recent district tournament. CBC lost 64-57 to rival De Smet in the championship game. The team, with three juniors — Jordan Barnett, Patrick McCaw and Ray Doby — drawing the attention of college recruiters from across the nation, finished 20-8 and tied for second the Metro Catholic Conference at 5-3.
McCormack led CBC to the state championship in 1997 with a 28-4 team. He had Saint Louis University and NBA star Larry Hughes and Missouri standout Justin Tatum on that team.
The Cadets finished third at state in 2010 under McCormack.