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      KHQA First Report: Zach Keene ousted as Illini West Girls Basketball Coach

      Zach Keene

      ZACH KEENE OUSTED AS ILLINI WEST GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH

      Illini West Girls Basketball Coach Zach Keene received an "Excellent" in his End of the Year Review for his work with the Chargers.

      And considering that his squad upset state ranked and once beaten Havana to win an unlikely Regional Championship, he seemed deserved of the praise.

      It was not enough to save his job.

      As first reported by KHQA via Twitter, the Illini West School Board voted 4-3 against retaining Keene for the 2012-2013 School Year, saying only that it was time to go in a different direction. This despite a recommendation for rehire from his Administration.

      Keene's seven year tenure with Illini West is now effectively finished. He posted a 141-68 record with the Chargers and back to back regional championships.

      Click here to watch our raw interview with Zach Keene.

      For complete reaction on this stunning turn of coaching events, tune to KHQA's Evening News at 6 and Late News at 10.