posted on January 30, 2013 13:36
Notre Dame High School boys basketball head coach Mike Rapone is already the winningest coach in Section V history and last night he added to his legacy. The 1971 alumnus earned his 600th career win last night at home against Kendall, 87-49.
In 33 years at Notre Dame, Rapone has compiled a record of 600-143 with two State Championships (1992, 2001), and eight sectional titles.
Rapone was smothered immediately after the game with love and congratulations from current and former players and family. Rapone took time to reflect on his favorite win out of those 600.
“Probably the best win was the state championship in 2001" Rapone said post-game in an interview with WBTA's Bob Brown, "because I had my son on the team as well as so many close friends’ sons. It was just a unique team that had a bunch of people I was close to throughout my life and they all had kids the same age and they all happened to be basketball players. It was really something unique.”
For the Fighting Irish, Tommy Prospero notched 26 points with nine rebounds and Tim McCulley put up 19 points and 13 boards. Both of their fathers were coached by Rapone as well.
Rapone will seek win No. 601 tomorrow when the Fighting Irish take on Elba at home at 7 p.m.
(Pictured: Bob Brown interviews Coach Rapone postgame)