Bob Van Rens has been hired to take over the varsity boys baseball program at De Pere High School. Van Rens has been an assistant at the school since 2002.
Van Rens is a 1996 graduate of De Pere. He helped lead the Redbirds to three Bay Conference championships from 1993 to 1996.
Van Rens went on to play college baseball at Carthage College from 1997 to 2000 and started for two seasons at shortstop and 3rd base.
Van Rens replaces Dennis Riddle who retired after 331 victories in 35 seasons.