Boys Basketball Coach To Resign Effective End of Season

Waubonsie Valley boys basketball coach Jason Mead huddles up with his team in a game at Metea Valley in 2019.
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AURORA – On Monday afternoon, Waubonsie Valley boys basketball head coach Jason Mead announced his resignation, effective at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 season. Mead cited personal reasons for his decision.

“I am honored to have been given the responsibility of trying to build a program that exhibits high character and discipline on the court as well as off the court,” Mead said in a press release from the Waubonsie Valley athletic department. “I believe we made many strides in both areas, and I am proud of our student-athletes. I am grateful for all the support from families, players, administration, and the community.”

As of Monday, Mead is 80-49 in five seasons at Waubonsie, including two back-to-back seasons of 27 wins. Both seasons tied for 2nd for most wins in a single season in school history. In 2019, Mead led the Warriors to their first IHSA regional championship since 2008.

Waubonsie Valley boys basketball coach Jason Mead celebrates with players after their win at a tournament in Batavia in 2019.
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Before arriving at Waubonsie, Mead coached five seasons at Dixon High School, going 80-65, including a regional championship.

“He [Mead] provided a winning direction through hard work, compassion for our student-athletes, and the love of basketball,” said Waubonsie Valley athletic director Chris Neibch. “We appreciate everything that he has provided to the Waubonsie Valley boys basketball program and wish him the best of luck through the process.”

Mead is the sixth head coach in Waubonsie Valley boys basketball history since the program’s inception in 1975.