Penn boys basketball coach announces retirement

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - Longtime Penn boys basketball coach Al Rhodes is retiring, the coach announced Tuesday.

Rhodes is the winningest coach in Penn boys basketball history, with a 239-128 record in his 15 seasons with the Kingsmen.

The coach is a Penn graduate and an Indiana Hall of Fame inductee. He previously coached at Northrop, Logansport, Warsaw and Angola high schools.

"Coach Rhodes' legendary career speaks for itself," said Jeff Hart, Penn Athletic Director. "As an Indiana High School Basketball Coach for 42 years, he ranks among the all-time successful leaders of the sport in our great state. What can't be measured by wins and losses is the positive impact he's had on countless young people during his career."

"I have studied basketball all my life and am extremely proud of my past players and their successes on and off the court," said Rhodes. "I would also like to thank all my assistant coaches from all the schools I coached at. Also, I worked for great administrators and I appreciate all they did for our programs!"

Rhodes led the team to a 52-5 record in the last two seasons and an appearance in the Final Four in the 2022-23 season.

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