EUREKA — With preseason basketball practice officially beginning on Tuesday, two new assistant women's basketball coaches have joined Amos Arbogast's coaching staff.
Bobby Wilson will return to Eureka after a previous stint on the staff from 2011 to 2014, while Kurt Scheuer will be a program newcomer.
Wilson joins the Red Devils after serving as the head varsity girls basketball coach at LaMoille-Ohio High School since 2016. There, he helped the team record its first double-digit win season in 15 years and helped the team place third in the Little 10 conference.
Prior to that, he spent time as an assistant varsity and head junior varsity coach at LaMoille-Ohio, was a volunteer assistant coach for the Earville boys' team, and assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the EC women's team. At Eureka, he coached under Taren Martin and Victoria Jones, respectively, as the Red Devils qualified for three straight St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournaments.
Before his first stint 'Neath the Elms, Wilson was a student assistant for both the Illinois Valley Community College women's and men's teams. He received his bachelor's degree from Ashford University in 2013.
Scheuer, meanwhile, has had a long career in athletics, coaching and instructing both basketball and tennis at various levels.
He has coached junior high basketball in St. Anne, Illinois, bean a camp coach at Illinois State University, scouted for Illinois Valley Community College and coached junior high basketball in Bloomington. He has also served as the head girls tennis coach at Bloomington, the head boys tennis coach at University High School, the women's assistant tennis coach at ISU, and is currently the assistant girls tennis coach at Bloomington Central Catholic.
Scheuer received his bachelor's degree in education majoring in physical education in 1981.