After trip to WIAA state tournament, Kettle Moraine, coach and ex-UW Badger Trevon Hughes part ways

KETTLE MORAINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- After a historic season leading the Kettle Moraine boys' basketball team to their first-ever WIAA state tournament appearance, former UW Badger star Trevon Hughes was let go from his head coach role with the team.

"It’s with great sadness that Kettle Moraine HS has made a decision to move in a different direction for their Head Varsity Basketball Coach," Hughes wrote in a post on his Facebook page. "This was not something I had anticipated; however, I do respect their decision for their program."

Hughes, who coached the team for two seasons, led the Lasers to their first WIAA state tournament where they lost in the state semifinal to De Pere, who would go on to win the state title in Division I.

"I appreciate the opportunity I was given over the past 2 years, and will cherish the memories we made this memorable season for a lifetime," Hughes continued in his post. "I wish them nothing but success in the future of their program."

Hughes added he is "looking forward to continuing [his] coaching career," and "open to new opportunities."

Kettle Moraine High School sent CBS 58 the letter it sent to parents regarding the announcement.

"We wanted to inform you that, effective this afternoon, Coach Hughes and KM have decided to part ways," the statement read. "This is certainly not a decision that we have made lightly. We sincerely thank Trevon for his two seasons as our head boys' basketball coach and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors."

The statement went on to say the school appreciates Hughes' accomplishments at the school, including the state tournament appearance. It concluded with saying the school is actively searching for a new coach.

Hughes played for the Wisconsin Badgers between 2006 and 2010. He's only the third UW player with 1,300 points, 300 rebounds and 250 assists.

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