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Corby Laube, Girls’ Basketball Coach at Marion High School, Went on Administrative Leave

Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Corby Laube, activities director and girls’ basketball coach at Marion High School, has gone on administrative leave. The reasons for this remain unknown, which is also the case for whether he will stay at the school or not.

The press has tried to get in touch with the school representatives. The principal Greg Semler opted against making any comments, while the acting superintendent of Marion High School, Janelle Brouwer, confirmed the coach went on leave, but she failed to provide what the reasons for such a decision were. In an email correspondence, Brouwer only referred to Laube’s auto-reply which stated he’s on leave. Regarding these reasons, Brouwer called upon Iowa Code Section 22.7, which states that personnel records are confidential.

Journalists who tried to get in touch directly with Laube didn’t receive a reply. Laube has been in the position of both girls’ basketball coach and athletics director at Marion since 2012. The 44-year-old coach has led his last four teams to the state tournament. The highlight was the 2017–18 season when his team had a 26–0 record in Class 4A.

The team which produced the perfect record contained both of the coach’s daughters — Kayba and Mia. Kayba is still at the team, as a junior and a commit of the University of Northern Iowa. Mia is currently a freshman at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. The Indians finished 2017 and 2019 as runners-up in the Class 4A. Laube’s team lost both finals to North Scott.

Laube’s Career

Laube has been the girls’ team coach for seven seasons, during which he produced a 129–40 record. If he returns for the next season, he’s expected to improve that record, with the team having a strong roster. Those who follow the team have high expectations of Riley Wright and Ella Van Weelden, as well as the coach’s daughter, Kayba Laube.

Before becoming the girls’ coach, Laube served as the boys’ basketball coach at Marion, from 1999 to 2008. In 2008, he left the boys’ team to assume the position of an athletics director.

Born in Denver, Iowa, Laube graduated from the Mount Mercy University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. In 2005, he went on to receive a Master’s Degree from Coe College. While he was a student at the Mount Mercy University, Laube played college basketball, scoring 1,559 points during his career. He was also a senior on the Mount Mercy team, which won 29 games during the 1995–96 season. That year, Laube and his teammates finished with a conference championship and went as far as the Sweet 16 of the NAIA national tournament.

Acknowledging his contributions, in 2004, Mount Mercy inducted Laube into the Mount Mercy College Athletic Hall of Fame.

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