Rochester will have a different coach this winter.

Written Saturday March 23rd at 8:35 PM

There will be a new coach at Rochester next winter.

Coach Bill Thurston is out at Rochester after five years coaching the program.

Thurston confirmed via text that he was out at Rochester. The MHSAA website confirmed the not assigned tag on the head coaching job at Rochester.

Thurston was the junior varsity coach under Coach Jeff Haney and then they switched roles. He went 63-43 in his five years with a White crown in 2022, a district crown in 2023, and has made the district finals in all five years he has coached.

The Falcons will have Alice Max, Kylie Robinson, Lucy Cook, Angela Cichowski, Taylor Parsons, and Erica Procter coming back. Program strength should be solid for whoever the new coach will be next season.

This will be a very interesting offseason for Rochester to watch.

Stay tuned to OAA Now for the latest on this developing story.

Here is the MHSAA website confirming it.