Hempstead High School has found a new head girls basketball coach. Pending school board approval, Ryan Rush has been selected to fill the vacancy left when Casey Smith announced she was stepping down earlier this year. Rush comes to Hempstead after serving as an assistant coach at St. Croix Lutheran Academy since 2014. Prior to that he was an assistant at Hope College, where his team made an NCAA tournament appearance in 2013/14. He was also served as head coach for an 18U and 17U AAU team out of St. Joseph Michigan.