Notre Dame names Alexander new boys basketball coach

NOtre Dame has hired A.J. Alexander as its new boys basketball coach.

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Notre Dame has announced it has hired A.J. Alexander as its new boys basketball coach, replacing John Taylor, who in three seasons never had a losing record.

“A.J. brings a special kind of passion and energy that will help us to continue to move our boys’ basketball program forward,” said Notre Dame athletics director Steph Mathu in a statement. “I’m excited to work with A.J. and his staff as they seek to propel Notre Dame Academy boys basketball to a championship level both on and off the court.”

In his three seasons Taylor, who was not retained, compiled records of 12-12, 14-9 and 17-7 this past season. The 17 wins were the most for Notre Dame since 2004-05.

Alexander was a practice player with the UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team from 2014-2018, participated in two state basketball championships while at Randolph High School and was valedictorian of his high school class.

Alexander is pursuing his degree in education at UW-Green Bay.