Tues. 8:07 p.m.: JFK hires new basketball coach

After months of searching, the John F. Kennedy boys basketball program finally has a new head coach.

John C. Richards will be taking over the Eagles basketball program this year, according to sources at John F. Kennedy High School.

Richards replaces his mentor and former coach, Shawn Pompelia, who coached at JFK for the past four seasons.

The 1994 John F. Kennedy graduate was an assistant on Pompelia’s staff and has been an assistant coach at JFK for the past eight years.

For more on this developing story, read Wednesday’s Tribune Chronicle.