Former Oskaloosa Athlete Erik McGee Begins Leadership of Boys’ Basketball Team

OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Oskaloosa High School boys’ basketball program will be ready for tip-off this fall with a new chapter. Erik McGee will step onto the court as the newly appointed head coach. With a rich background in both playing, coaching and teaching, McGee brings experience and a passion for mentoring young athletes to the coaching role.

“I’m incredibly honored and excited to accept the role as the new boys’ basketball coach at Oskaloosa High School,” said McGee. “This opportunity means a lot to me, and I can’t wait to lead these remarkable young men and foster positive relationships along the way. Combining my love for basketball, in the community I grew up in, is exciting.”

McGee’s journey to this position is a nod to the hard work and dedication he brings to the program. He graduated from Oskaloosa High School, where he played on the basketball, football, and baseball teams. McGee continued his athletic career at William Penn University. While there, he earned All-Conference recognition and contributed to the WP men’s team’s achievements in national tournaments.

His coaching career began at Oskaloosa Middle School, where he progressed to roles as the JV coach and varsity assistant coach.

“I am all in on Oskaloosa Schools,” McGee affirmed. “As an Osky Lifer, I am deeply passionate about our community’s youth. My commitment is to ensure that our student-athletes have an exceptional experience both on and off the court.”

In addition to his coaching duties, McGee is a 6th-grade English Language Arts teacher at OMS. Outside of his career, he enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly fishing, where he finds peace and relaxation on the water.

Looking ahead, McGee’s top goal for his new role is clear: to build a program of sustained success through an exciting, hard-nosed brand of basketball. With his leadership, Oskaloosa High School aims to raise the bar and inspire excellence both on the court and in the community.

“I am thrilled to embark on this journey with the Oskaloosa High School boys’ basketball team,” McGee concluded. “Together, we will strive for greatness and create a legacy of achievement that extends far beyond the game.”

McGee graduated from William Penn University with a degree in education. He lives in Oskaloosa and is married to Megan. Together, they have three children: Myles, who is 5, and Hazel and Luca, who are 3.


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