The accolades keep coming for the NRHEG boys’ basketball team.
It has been announced that Panthers head coach Pat Churchill was voted Section 2AA Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season.
It certainly is a deserving honor.
Churchill guided the Panthers to a 30-3 record — the most wins in a single season in school history — along with the Gopher Conference co-championship and of course Section 2AA title and state tournament berth, where the Panthers captured the consolation championship.
Churchill couldn’t be reached for comment, but if he was he’d probably tell you he could not have done it alone, and it took a special group of players to achieve their success.
Churchill, an assisant coach for boys’ golf, has been NRHEG’s head boys’ basketball coach for six seasons.