The Alton Redbirds have a new boys head basketball coach. It’s former assistant coach Eric Smith from Galesburg High School. Smith has been as assistant at Galesburg for the last 10 seasons ….. most recently under head coach Mike Reynolds (who has coached the Galesburg Silver Streaks for the last four seasons).
Smith takes over for William Gordon – who coached the Redbirds’ boys basketball squad for the past two seasons. Smith becomes the third new boys basketball coach for the Southwestern Conference for next year. East St. Louis and Belleville East will also have new coaches on the bench during the winter season.