Former Parsons coach Krull tabbed to lead Fort Scott boys basketball program

Mike Krull takes over as Fort Scott's boys basketball head coach.

FORT SCOTT, Kan. – Former Parsons head coach Mike Krull has been named the boys basketball head coach at Fort Scott High School.

Krull has 28 years of coaching experience between Parsons, Frankfort, Louisburg and Yates Center.

He served as the head coach of both the boys and girls programs at Parsons at different times from 2002-2019.

After a couple years away from the game, he’s ready to jump back in at Fort Scott.

“People would ask me all the time if I missed it, and I would tell them if I missed it I would have never gotten out of it,” Krull says, “I talked to coach DeLaTorre when that job opened and the fire (to coach) sort of came back, and it came back even stronger over the summer. I never thought on May 20th that I would be sitting here talking about being the head basketball coach at Fort Scott High School, but I’m sort of anxious and really eager to get going.”

Krull has had a chance to be around his new players a few times already.

“It’s sort of a feeling out process. I told them when I first met them after coach DeLaTorre introduced me to them that we want to base everything we do off of trust and honesty. I was trying out for them and they’re basically still trying out for me,” Krull says, “I’m going to be changing some things I do just because of the kids I’m going to have. I’m anxious to get to work on it. I’m really excited for this job and excited to get going and to be a Tiger.”