Jake Ritchie will take over as the head boys basketball coach at Lakeland Christian Academy for the 2020-2021 school year.
Ritchie, who played basketball at Tri-Central and at Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois, has served as a varsity assistant and JV coach for the Cougars for the past two seasons.
He takes over from Chris Hohm, who went 42-103 in six seasons with Lakeland Christian. According to the announcement by Lakeland Christian, Hohm stepped down with the intention of moving to Tanzania to teach in a Christian school there this fall.
Ritchie will helm the Cougars as they join the Hoosier Plains Conference next season. Their new conference opponents will include Argos, Bethany Christian School in Goshen, South Bend Career Academy, Elkhart Christian Academy, and Trinity School at Greenlawn (South Bend).