Steve Land has been here before.
On Thursday, Land was named the head girls basketball coach at Gering High School.
This will be his second stint as the girls coach at Gering. The first time around he coached for 14 seasons, winning four district titles and in 2003 his Lady Bulldogs finished 25-1 and were the Class B State runner-up.
Most recently, Land had been serving as assistant coach to Randy Plummer with the boys program.
Land replaces Adam Freeburg, who stepped down after 8 years at the helm following this past season.
Here’s the full press release from Gering High School:
Gering Public Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Land as their new Head Girls Basketball Coach. Mr. Land has a strong basketball background that will greatly benefit the Gering Basketball program. He brings 32 years of coaching experience to the program having coached both girls and boys at multiple levels. Mr. Land previously coached the Gering varsity girls for 14 years. During that time span the girls program won 4 District Championships and in 2003 were state runner-up with a record of 25-1. He also was named Panhandle prep coach multiple times and has coached in the Nebraska Girls All-Star game in Lincoln.
Mr. Land stated he is eager to meet with the girls to begin preparing for the upcoming season. Mr. Koski, Athletic Director, stated Steve will be a great addition to our girls program. In the time I have been here he has done a tremendous job working with Coach Plummer and the boys program.
Mr. Land has taught in the district for 31 years. He currently teaches Skilled and Technical Sciences at the Freshman Academy and Welding at the High School.