basketballCoach Don Greco, a gym teacher at Pattonville High School, will be out for the rest of the school year due to a hip replacement he had done on Feb. 24. Mr. Sondergard, an ’03 alum of Pattonville and a graduate from UMSL, has been hired as his substitute.

Sondergard stated the reason Greco had his hip replaced was because it was aggravating him for the past couple years and it finally got to him. He also said Greco might be back by the last week of school, but he doesn’t know for sure.

“I’ve tried to get a hold of him but he hasn’t answered yet,” Sondergard said.

He also said Greco is going to have to go through rehab to get back to 100 percent. He started immediately after his surgery and only had to stay one night at the hospital.

As this semester goes on, Sondergard will get a chance to build relationships with his students and he said he is excited to get this opportunity.

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