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St. Henry Coach Dave Faust is tied at #3 in NKY for coaching wins. (Disputed)


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From St. Henry's athletic department on Twitter:

"Congrats to Coach Dave Faust for moving into a tie for 3rd place for NKY coaching boys HS basketball wins!  He now has 431 to tie legendary Coach Connor of NCC and Thomas More.  Ken Shields leads NKY with 460.  Stan Arnzen has 452."

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That's a pretty awesome accomplishment for Coach Faust.

I was checking to see where those coaches stand in the KHSAA record book, and it looks like there's a little bit of a discrepancy though. The KHSAA shows coach Tom Ellis with 615 career wins. He coached basketball at Holmes from 1944-45 thru 1966-67 after quite a while at Bardstown High School He was also Holmes' football coach...and their stadium bears his name.

Coach Mike Reitz also had a 4-year stop at Campbell County not too long before retiring at Harrison County in 2012 with 560 wins.

All of Kenny Shields' high school coaching experience was at St. Thomas High School and Highlands, if I'm not mistaken, before he took over at NKU.

Stan Arnzen was head coach at Newport High from 1948-1970.

Jim Connor was the coach at New Cath. Coached Dave Cowans, among others. Then he moved on to be head coach at TMC.

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313 - Dan Tieman at Cov Cath between 1985-86 and 1999-00.

306 - Mike Listerman at Cov Cath (230) & Holmes (76) between 2000-01 and 2017-18.

272 - Scott Ruthsatz at Cov Cath 2011-12 to present.

195 - Mote Hils at Cov Cath between 1963-64 and 1970-71.

171 - Bob Naber at Cov Cath between 1954-55 and 1962-63.

161 - George Schneider at Cov Cath between 1975-76 and 1984-85.

66 - Dick Maile at Cov Cath between 1971-72 and 1974-75.

60 - Art Bohman at Cov Cath between 1948-49 and 1953-54.

39 - Ed Kennedy at Cov Cath in 1946-47 and 1947-48.

19 - Bob Hebbeler at Cov Cath in 1944-45 and 1945-46.

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Who are some other long-time coaches in NKY aside from those mentioned? Admittedly, I don't know a whole lot about the coaching history at New Cath, but I would guess that someone additional to Jim Connor has tallied up a lot of wins with the Breds.

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40 minutes ago, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

Who are some other long-time coaches in NKY aside from those mentioned? Admittedly, I don't know a whole lot about the coaching history at New Cath, but I would guess that someone additional to Jim Connor has tallied up a lot of wins with the Breds.

Ron Dawn at NCC.

Bill Code at St. Henry and Lloyd.

Dave Afterkirk at Dixie.

Bill Warfield at Conner.

Reynolds Flynn at Holmes.

Greg McQueary at Boone Co.

Steve Wright coached at Walton Verona before going on to his success at Laurel County.

I would guess Code and Flynn have the most wins in N. Ky. of those listed above.

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3 hours ago, Voice of Reason said:

Ron Dawn at NCC.

Bill Code at St. Henry and Lloyd.

Dave Afterkirk at Dixie.

Bill Warfield at Conner.

Reynolds Flynn at Holmes.

Greg McQueary at Boone Co.

Steve Wright coached at Walton Verona before going on to his success at Laurel County.

I would guess Code and Flynn have the most wins in N. Ky. of those listed above.

Here are numbers I have found for wins coaching in N. Ky.: 

Ken Shields, St. Thomas and Highlands ..... 460 wins

Stan Arnzen, Newport ..... 439 wins (OP above has him at 452)

Ron Dawn, Newport Catholic ..... 437 wins (add another 82 as girls head coach)

Jim Connor, New Cath and Boone Co. ..... 431 wins

Tom Ellis, Holmes ..... 421 wins (615 total career wins)

Bill Code, St. Henry and Lloyd ..... 382 wins

George Schneider, Holy Cross and Cov Cath ..... 357 wins

Reynolds Flynn, Holmes ..... 306 wins

Bill Jones, Holmes ..... 287 wins

Mote Hils, St. Henry and Cov Cath ..... 248 wins

Bill Warfield, Conner ..... 242 wins

Greg McQueary, Boone Co. ..... 242 wins (391 total career wins)

 

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On 2/26/2021 at 11:48 PM, Voice of Reason said:

Here are numbers I have found for wins coaching in N. Ky.: 

Ken Shields, St. Thomas and Highlands ..... 460 wins

Stan Arnzen, Newport ..... 439 wins (OP above has him at 452)

Ron Dawn, Newport Catholic ..... 437 wins (add another 82 as girls head coach)

Jim Connor, New Cath and Boone Co. ..... 431 wins

Tom Ellis, Holmes ..... 421 wins (615 total career wins)

Bill Code, St. Henry and Lloyd ..... 382 wins

George Schneider, Holy Cross and Cov Cath ..... 357 wins

Reynolds Flynn, Holmes ..... 306 wins

Bill Jones, Holmes ..... 287 wins

Mote Hils, St. Henry and Cov Cath ..... 248 wins

Bill Warfield, Conner ..... 242 wins

Greg McQueary, Boone Co. ..... 242 wins (391 total career wins)

 

I never realized Mote Hils was head coach at St. Henry prior to coming to Cov Cath.

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4 hours ago, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

I never realized Mote Hils was head coach at St. Henry prior to coming to Cov Cath.

If I'm not mistaken, it was his first coaching job after playing for, and graduating from Xavier University.

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On 2/27/2021 at 9:44 AM, Voice of Reason said:

Did Jim Connor coach both Ron Dawn and Dave Faust at Newport Catholic? 

New Cath grad John Gross coached both when the 'Breds won three straight 9th Region titles. Coach Dawn played on the '73 and '74 teams, Coach Faust on the '75 champs.

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On 2/26/2021 at 11:48 PM, Voice of Reason said:

Here are numbers I have found for wins coaching in N. Ky.: 

Ken Shields, St. Thomas and Highlands ..... 460 wins

Stan Arnzen, Newport ..... 439 wins (OP above has him at 452)

Ron Dawn, Newport Catholic ..... 437 wins (add another 82 as girls head coach)

Jim Connor, New Cath and Boone Co. ..... 431 wins

Tom Ellis, Holmes ..... 421 wins (615 total career wins)

Bill Code, St. Henry and Lloyd ..... 382 wins

George Schneider, Holy Cross and Cov Cath ..... 357 wins

Reynolds Flynn, Holmes ..... 306 wins

Mike Code, Bishop Brossart......303 wins

Bill Jones, Holmes ..... 287 wins

Mote Hils, St. Henry and Cov Cath ..... 248 wins

Bill Warfield, Conner ..... 242 wins

Greg McQueary, Boone Co. ..... 242 wins (391 total career wins)

 

 

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I'm always fascinated by the fact that we track wins and not total games coached.  I wonder who has coached the most GAMES in northern Kentucky. You put no less work in for the losses than you do for the wins, right?  Just a thought.

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On 2/27/2021 at 2:17 AM, Mustang said:

Jim Conner actually went from NCC to Boone County for a few seasons before moving on to TMC.

I think he left NCC to become AD/Baseball HC at Bellarmine, mid 60's to early 70's. I remember him at Boone Co. in the 70's before becoming a two sport coach/AD at TMC. 🤷 

We're talking hoops wins here, but I think Coach Connor would have over 400 wins in HS baseball too. New Cath won three state titles and was runner-up twice in the 40's and 50's while he coached there. 

As a second aside, George Schneider on the list above, played both sports for Coach Connor. Ted Bacigalupo, highly successful baseball and football coach at Moeller, started his playing career on The Hill back then too.

Most importantly, congratulations to Coach Faust. Row Cru!

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