Kremer coaches 300th victory

Panther girls basketball head coach Donnie Kremer gives instructions to Beka Prull during Saturday’s game against Mid-Prairie. On Friday night, Kremer recorded his 300th career coaching victory. (Photo by Pete Temple)
Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

     Reaching 300 coaching victories means a lot of things, and Monticello girls basketball coach is well aware of all of them.

     “It means I’ve been around a long time,” Kremer said. “It was never a goal of mine when I took over the program. I am glad to have achieved it, but also glad it is in the past.”

     Kremer didn’t have much time to think about the 300th win, which was achieved when the Panthers defeated Tipton 42-31 Friday, Dec. 18 at MHS. Monticello had to turn around and play Mid-Prairie the next afternoon, part of a four-game week.

     The coach did reflect on the contributions of so many other people that enabled him to reach that milestone.

     “I have had a lot of assistant coaches that have put in a lot of time and have helped out tremendously,” Kremer said.

     Kremer has coached a many successful Panther teams in his 19 seasons, including four that reached the State Girls Basketball Tournament, in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2018.

     “The players are the ones who have really helped me reach this milestone,” he said. “They are the ones who have bought into what we were trying to do.

     “Trust me, the blood, sweat and tears they have put forth as always been appreciated.”



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