A familiar face is returning to Bureau Valley High School. Brad Bickett has been hired as athletic director and dean of students for the 2020-21 school year.
Bickett has spent the past eight years as Rock Falls basketball coach, compiling a 134-105 record. Prior to his stint with the Rockets, Bickett was Bureau Valley’s basketball coach for 20 years, taking the Storm to 12 regional titles and third place finishes at state in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
Bickett is a member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. As a player, he led the Ohio Bulldogs to second in state in 1986 before moving on to a standout career at Eureka College.
Rock Falls has begun it’s search for Bickett’s successor.