RLHS welcomes new girls basketball coach

Racine Lutheran High School has hired Stephen Shaffer as its new head varsity girls basketball coach. Coach Shaffer comes to RLHS with more than 20 years of high school coaching experience, with the last 13 years being Melody Owsley’s top assistant at The Prairie School. He was part of the staff that won the 2004 state championship and that also made a 2013 state semifinal appearance. Shaffer was previously a coach at RLHS from 1995-1997 in the girls basketball, baseball, and softball programs. He was the head girls basketball coach for the 1996-97 season, and he also had coaching stints at Union Grove and Catholic Central high schools. Shaffer is a member at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

“We are excited to have Coach Shaffer leading our girls basketball program,” states Jason Block, RLHS athletic director. “He brings experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm that will help take our program to the next level. He will help our student-athletes to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually.”

Shaffer replaces Ben Walther, who has led the girls program the past 8 years and leaves with the second most wins in program history. Walther has accepted a call to Sierra Lutheran High School in Carson City, Nevada.

Steve Shaffer Headshot (2)