MAPLE CITY – Glen Lake announced the hiring of Rob Flaska as its varsity boys basketball coach Monday.
A Glen Lake alum, Flaska was a member of Glen Lake’s 1977 MHSAA Class D state championship team. He replaces Rich Ruelas who stepped down in October after 10 years with the program. Ruelas led the Lakers to a 96-20 record in five years as head coach and a Class C state finals appearance in 2018.
Flaska has spent more than 30 years coaching basketball from the community college to the NCAA Division I ranks. Following his prep career, Flaska played collegiately at Michigan Tech.
“I am honored to become the next boys basketball coach at Glen Lake,” Flaska said in a statement. “I was fortunate to play at Glen Lake and be part of the great culture created by many coaches. I had phenomenal coaches in my former Laker leaders – Ted Swierad, Paul Christiansen and Don Miller. If I can ever have near the impact they had in my life, the Laker boys basketball program will be successful, and will be an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.”
Flaska inherits a Glen Lake program that is riding a 32-game Northwest Conference win streak entering the 2020-21 season.
The Lakers are set to open their season at home against McBain on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
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