Honored with special day
Monday, May 9, 2011
Charlie Basch '50 '65, St. Cloud, was honored Aug. 13 at Charlie Basch Day in Alexandria. Basch joined Alexandria High School faculty in 1954 and eventually became the head football and baseball coach. In 1964, Basch joined St. Cloud State as a faculty member and hockey coach. As the Husky head hockey coach from 1968-84, Basch led SCSU to 181 wins, the second most coaching wins in school history. Basch also served as an assistant football coach for the Huskies for 10 seasons. He competed in football, hockey basketball and baseball in high school and later starred on the collegiate level at North Dakota State and Concordia College (Moorhead). He also played professional baseball for the Boston Braves. Basch was inducted into the Concordia College Hall of Fame in 1988 and will be inducted into the St. Cloud State Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 10, 2011.