July 24, 2014

Peru State has new men’s basketball coach

Former Omaha Central boys basketball coach Eric Behrens made the move official on Friday to take the head coaching job at Peru State, after 13 years of coaching the Eagles.

Behrens had a successful run at Central, posting a record of 283-62. He led Central to seven state championship, three in a row from ’06 to ’08 and then four in a row from ’10 to ’13.

He takes over a Peru State team that finished 9-19 last season, losing their final eight games. The Bobcats play in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.