Appel named MHS boys basketball head coach


Michael Appel has been named the new head varsity boys basketball coach at Marshalltown High School.

The current MHS special education teacher is a 2009 MHS graduate, where he was a two-time all-conference CIML selection in basketball and part of the 2008 Bobcat state basketball qualifying team.

He played basketball at Marshalltown Community College and Southwest Minnesota State University, where he was a 2014 graduate. He has coached as an assistant at MCC and MHS.

“This is kind of my dream job here as I’ve got a lot of passion for Marshalltown High School sports,” Appel said. “I’m excited to get things rolling here. I think there’s a lot of kids in the community that have a passion for the game.”