Pratt Community College men’s basketball coach Trevor Rolfs, a former standout athlete at Quivira Heights High School who went on to play basketball at Barton, appears to be coming home.
Pending approval from the Board of Trustees at Barton, which will meet on Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m., Rolfs will be hired to fill the vacant athletic director position.
Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman issued a statement via email concerning Rolfs’ appointment. “At this point I can share with you that Trevor Rolfs, who is currently the assistant AD and head men’s basketball coach at Pratt CC, is being recommended for Board-approved hiring at next week’s Board meeting.”
Pratt athletic director Kurt McAfee acknowledged that Rolfs told him that he is accepting the BCC post.
“I value Trevor’s friendship immensely and we’ve been friends for a long time,” McAfee said. “He worked his butt off for six years here for us and he’s well-liked in the community.
“I went to bat for him on the position and I think he’ll do a good job. He’s a great guy. I think he’ll be great for Barton. He’s well-liked in Pratt, and there’s a lot of people that are disappointed that he’s leaving.”
The hiring won’t become official until April 21, thus Rolfs currently is still under contract with Pratt.
“I told him, ‘If I was you, I wouldn’t resign until I have a contract in my hand and that’s not going to happen until they ratify it on the night of the 21st’,” McAfee said.
Rolfs was the second-leading scorer in Quivira Heights history and went on to play for BCC from 1991-93. The Cougars were nationally ranked both seasons, and Rolfs started all 33 games as a sophomore, landing on the KJCCC all-conference team.
The AD post was vacated by current BCC head men’s basketball coach Craig Fletchall, who served a dual capacity until the end of the 2010-11 basketball campaign.