Schlagel tops the career wins chart in Husky men's basketball

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Kevin Schlagel ’77 ’82, St. Cloud

St. Cloud State men’s basketball coach Kevin Schlagel ’77 ’82, St. Cloud, earned his 232nd career win on Feb. 21 to become the winningest coach in Husky men’s basketball history.

“It feels really good to give something back to St. Cloud State because St. Cloud State has been good to me and my family,” said Schlagel. “It has been a privilege to have the opportunity to coach young people and to work with the coaches I’ve had over the years.”

The win moved Schlagel to the top of the career win chart at St. Cloud State, surpassing Butch Raymond (231 wins) and Red Severson (209 wins).

With a 22-9 overall record in 2008-09, Schlagel has 237 career wins and has posted a winning record in each of his 12 years, won 20 or more games six times, won 17 or more games 11 times, and averaged 19.75 wins per season.

Schlagel, a former Husky player (1972-76), completed his 30th season on the Husky coaching staff, having served as an assistant coach from 1980-97 to Noel Olson, Sam Skarich and Butch Raymond

Under Schlagel’s leadership, the Huskies have won three conference championship tournaments, including the 2009 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Sanford Health Tournament, earned one regular-season conference title and made six National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament appearances.

- Anne Abicht

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