Freeport, Illinois — There’s something about coaching a bunch of boys or girls that provides a reward only those who have coached before would know. This past Saturday one coach at Lena Winslow was recognized just for his contributions to coaching, by the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association.
Arand, who is a longtime Panther football coach and has led the Panthers for the past 21 years. According to a news release Arand has compiled a 165-61 record (.730 winning percentage) and his teams have qualified for the playoffs 20 times. The won the State Championship in 2010 and 2013.
Ric was inducted into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 1st, 2017.
Pictured is Coach Arand receiving his Hall of Fame award from 2016 IHSFCA president Brett Cazlett.