“It seems like yesterday that I won that first game here at Coker and now we are going on almost 25 years. It has gone by so fast; it’s hard to believe I now have 300 wins.”
Hartsville, SC (Vocus/PRWEB) January 04, 2011
In his first game behind the bench for the Cobras in 2011, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dan Schmotzer earned his 300th career victory at Coker College on Monday, January 3. Schmotzer led his Cobras to an 88-73 victory over Conference Carolinas rival St. Andrews Presbyterian College.
Schmotzer is in his 24th year leading the Cobras and his earned an overall record of 300-332. Currently, the 2010-11 Coker men are 3-6 overall and 2-1 in the conference, placing them fourth in the Conference Carolinas standings.
“As I get older here, I become really thankful for what I have,” said Schmotzer. “It seems like yesterday that I won that first game here at Coker and now we are going on almost 25 years. It has gone by so fast; it’s hard to believe I now have 300 wins.”
“When I think about all the players that I have coached and the games that I have been a part of I am very thankful,” he said. “Coaching at Coker has been one of the greatest experiences of my life.”
Coach Dan and the Cobras will look to make it 301 wins on Thursday, January 6 when they take on Limestone College at home. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.