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Morton's new Girls Varsity Head Basketball Coach

Head Basketball Coach Morton's new Girls Varsity Head Basketball Coach

Berwyn/Cicero, IL.–J. Sterling Morton District 201 introduced Kristeen Anthonsen as the new Head Coach of the Varsity Girls Basketball Program. Anthonsen is going into her fourth year teaching mathmatics at Morton East. Prior to her elevation to Head Coach, Anthonsen served three years as Assistant Girls Basketball Coach under Head Coach Joe Maietta. Coach Maietta fully endorsed Coach Anthonsen upon his exit to pursue other opportunities after guiding the Mustangs for seven seasons.

As a prep player at Argo Community High School, Anthonsen played four years of Varsity Girls Basketball. She also played Club Girls Basketball at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, where she graduated with her degree in education. In addition, Anthonsen is the Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach for Morton and has had experience coaching in the AAU realm.

“We are excited having Kristeen Athonsen become Head Coach of the Girls Basketball program,” Athletic Director Nicole Ebsen said. “She’s obviously already familiar with our program and athletes. It means a lot to the girls to have the continuity. Since being hired Coach Anthonsen has hit the ground running. Kids are working hard to get ready for the season,” Ebsen concluded.

The Varsity Girls Basketball program competes in the competitive West Suburban Conference. In recent years the program has graduated players to high performing college programs such as Chicago State, Indiana State, Concordia University, Robert Morris and Judson University.

“I could not be more excited to be the new Head Coach of the Girls Basketball program at Morton High School. I look forward to guiding the program and bringing a new energy to the basketball community. I cannot wait to continue to develop and challenge the female student-athletes of Morton,” said Kristeen Anthonsen.

J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 has provided quality educational experiences since 1893 that challenge and enable more than 8,300 students from the communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Lyons, Stickney, Forest View and McCook, to be productive and responsible members of the global community as lifelong learners. The district’s Board of Education is comprised of Board President Jeffry Pesek, Vice President Lido Manetti Jr., Secretary Jessica Jaramillo-Flores, and members Mark Kraft, Dr. Margaret Kelly, Kasumba “Kal” Lwanga and Sandra Tomschin.