DIETERICH
BY JACK BULLOCK
Dieterich has a new head coach will a familiar last name to basketball fans from the central part of the state.
Coach Josh Krumwiede takes over the Movin' Maroons' program after Jeff Staser stepped away at the end of last season.
Krumweide is the son of successful Carrollton head coach Jeff Krumweide.
After a brief stop at Staunton last season coaching the Bulldogs, Coach K landed the Dieterich position where he will find that there is a lot of excitement about boy's basketball in Effingham County.
He inherits a talent rich basketball program, one that made some serious moves when the state went to four-class basketball in 2007-08.
In fact the first season of four-classes produced the school's first ever regional title.
Three total boy's basketball regional titles and one sectional crown now are on display at the school.
In the last nine seasons in four-class hoops, Dieterich is a combined 197-76.
Last season, Dieterich pocketed another regional crown, winning their own regional with a 48-43 win over Oblong.
Coach Krumwiede has kids coming back that are all underclassmen after seven seniors hit the road last spring.
“We feel that we can compete with anyone on our schedule, however it will obviously be hard to replace the seven seniors from last year,” said Coach Krumweide, who graduated from Carrollton in 2010 and then Illinois College. “Not only do we have basically all new varsity players, they are also playing for a new head coach. We are in some very competitive tournaments (Cumberland, Dieterich Holiday, & NTC), so it's important for these kids to experience tough games.”
ieterich has a several juniors back who played some as sophomores the previous season.
Seven to be exact.
In the backcourt, there is Dalton Bloemer who is a 5-foot-11 guard.
Bryce McClain is a 5-foot-8 guard and 5-foot-5 Devin Flach should also get into games for the Maroons.
Ryan Radloff is a 5-foot-10 junior guard.
In the frontcourt, Dieterich will have some size with 6-foot-4 forward Clayton Mellendorf and a 6-foot-1 junior Tyler Higgs.
Calloway Campton, a 6-foot forward, also is back.
Some others that Coach Krumwiede mentioned are Seth and Evan Bohnhoff, Randy Brummer, Austin Einhorn and Travis Will.
This program has a total of 983-wins and 17 more will give the school 1,000 in 60-seasons of playing the “ole round-ball.”
“Our success this season will, in large part, depend on the leadership of our seven juniors. They will likely be our top seven, so they will need to set a proper example for the underclassmen,” said Coach Krumwiede.
2017-18 VARSITY SCHEDULE

N20-25

Toledo Cumberland Turkey Tourney J12 Farina South Central
N28 @ Cisne J16 @ Oblong
D1 @ Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg J22-27 NTC Tournament @ Altamont
D5 Neoga J30 St. Elmo-Brownstown
D8 Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City F2 @ Lousville North Clay
D15 Effingham St. Anthony F6 Sandoval
D26-28 Dieterich Holiday Tournament F8 Flora
J5 Altamont F10 LOVC/NTC Shootout
J6 Effingham St. Anthony Shootout F16 @ Patoka
J9 @ Toledo Cumberland F19-23 IHSA Regional TBD