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Boeckel steps down as Suburban basketball coach

The York Suburban school board accepted the resignation of head boys' basketball coach Dustin Boeckel at Monday night's school board meeting. Boeckel has been at the helm of the program since 2012 after Tom Triggs stepped down.

“York Suburban has been a great place,” Boeckel said. “It was a good experience.”

Boeckel said he made the decision in the beginning of March, adding he wanted to spend more time with his family.

During his four seasons as head coach, Boeckel went 41-50, including a 6-16 mark this past season. During his first two years the Trojans had successful runs, going 13-10 and 16-8, respectively. They won a division title in 2013 and made YAIAA tournament appearances in 2013 and 2014.

They qualified for the District 3 tournament in 2014 as well.

“The division championship was definitely a great accomplishment,” Boeckel said. “That was something I’m proud of.”

Boeckel did not rule out returning to coaching sometime in the future.

“I have a passion for basketball,” he said.

The Suburban boys' basketball position will be open until April 1, York Suburban athletic director Chris Adams said. The school hopes to conduct two rounds of interviews and have a recommendation for the school board by April 18, when the board could take action.

Adams acknowledged Boeckel’s time with the Suburban basketball program and his desire to spend more time at home.

"He has spent a lot of time with the program, from K through 12th grade, and after all the time he put in he needed to spend more time with his family," Adams said.

Boeckel joins Troy Sowers and Bill Ackerman as York/Adams coaches who have stepped down since the season ended.

In other news from Monday's York Suburban school board meeting, the board voted to split the assistant principal/athletic director position into two full-time positions. York Suburban also eliminated the assistant athletic director position.

Jim Seip contributed to this report. 

The Boeckel file

Dustin Boeckel has stepped down as boys' basketball coach at York Suburban following a four-year tenure at the school. Here's a look back:

  • Boeckel held a 41-50 career record with the Trojans. The team went 6-16 this past season.
  • His first two years with the Trojans were the team's best. York Suburban went 13-10 in Boeckel's first year at the helm and followed that with a 16-8 record the following year.
  • The Trojans won a division title in 2013 and made YAIAA tournament appearances in 2013 and 2014. The 2014 campaign also saw them qualify for the District 3 tournament.