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GBB: Bentley Selected to Lead Prairie Girls Basketball Program

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Prairie High School is pleased to announce the hiring Josh Bentley as the new Head Girls Basketball Coach pending board approval.  Bentley replaces Steve Doser who resigned at the conclusion of the year.  

We are very excited for Josh to take over our girls basketball program, said Activities Director Rocky Bennett.  He has an excellent coaching background from a variety of schools with a proven track record. His basketball knowledge, enthusiasm, work ethic, and desire to build relationships are amongst the qualities he possesses that will help continue to take our program to new heights. 

Before Prairie, Bentley, a native of Calmar, Iowa spent time as the girls head basketball coach at Ridgewood Coop High School in Cambridge, Illinois and Eastern Allamakee in Lansing, Iowa.  Josh also spent five years at Midland High School in Wyoming, Iowa.

Under his guidance his teams have consistently finished in the top half of their conference.  During his coaching tenure he has coached 13 all-conference players including a 1st team all-state selection and conference MVP.

I am very thankful and excited to be given the opportunity to lead the Cedar Rapids Prairie Girls Basketball program, said Bentley.  I am eager to get to work, along with meeting with the team, parents, and community. My family and I are very excited about being able to move closer to home near family and friends and to join the Prairie family.

Bentley will teach Special Education at College Community Schools.  He is married to wife Kristie, and the couple has four children, Tatem, Tylan, Asa and Vaughn.
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