PALMYRA, Mo. -- Palmyra hired Brian Rea as the new boys basketball head coach, replacing Ryan Wood, who stepped down in March.
Rea had been serving as athletic director, teacher and boys basketball head coach in Payson, Ill. for the past 13 years.
During Rea's 13-year tenure at Payson, his teams have amassed a 256-86 record.
At Palmyra, Rea will also serve as a middle school physical education teacher and as a middle school football coach.