Harpeth High School has named Robert Kreps as its new boys basketball coach.
Kreps replaces Jeff Schertz, who recently resigned after successfully leading the Indians for the past two seasons.
Kreps comes to Harpeth from Springfield High School in Robertson County, where he currently serves as an assistant boys basketball coach and wellness teacher.
“I am grateful for an opportunity to serve as a teacher and coach at Harpeth High School. My goal is to build upon the culture that has been established in the basketball program. I look forward to working with the student-athletes and investing into the community,” Kreps said.
Before joining the Springfield staff in 2017, he served as the head boys basketball coach at Maroa-Forsyth High School in Maroa, Illinois, from 2015-2017.
A 2007 graduate of Maroa-Forsyth, he led his alma mater to a state championship his senior year. He was a unanimous All-State basketball player and a runner-up for Mr. Illinois Basketball behind Derrick Rose, who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA.
Kreps continued his basketball career at the Division I level at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where played from 2007-2011. In 2011, he was a finalist for the national Chip Hilton Player of the Year Award, which honors a senior Division I men's player for demonstrating outstanding character, leadership and talent.
From 2012-2013, Kreps played professional basketball in Tbilisi, Georgia and Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia. He served as a graduate assistant for the men’s basketball team at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2014-2015.
Harpeth High School athletic director Jimmy Mitchell said, "We are excited that Coach Kreps is joining the Harpeth staff. His knowledge and experience will no doubt help us build upon the winning tradition of our boys basketball program."