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Benje Steps Down as Slicers Basketball Coach

(La Porte, IN) - A new head coach will be roaming the sidelines at Slicer Gym next season.  Kyle Benje has resigned as head coach of the La Porte High School boys’ basketball team.  Benje was 32 and 59 during his time with the team.


96.7 The Eagle Play by Play announcer for the Slicers, Chip Jones, feels Benje positioned the program for successby playing a lot of young players who seem ready now to win more  games.  Jones said a lot of talent also seems to be coming up from the junior varsity ranks. 


Jones expressed surprise at Benje leaving the program.  “He struggled through the hard times.  We had a really young team that improved during the year and I really think we’re going to be an awful lot better.  He developed some young guys.  I will be sorry to see him go,” he said.


In a statement, Benje said it was a decision he and his wife together made over a period of time.  No light was shed on any future plans.

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