Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Just got off the phone with Ed Goetz, who spent the past six years as the Burgettstown High School head boys basketball coach, and Goetz told me he is retiring from coaching.
Goetz guided Burgettstown to the WPIAL Class AA playoffs in each of his six years at Burgettstown, which is quite an accomplishment when considering where the program was at when he was hired before the start of the 2002-03 season.
Before Burgettstown, Goetz spent six years at McGuffey, where he led the Highlanders to the 2001-02 section championship. It's the only section title for boys basketball at McGuffey.
Goetz also served as head coach for two years at Sto-Rox and he won the WPIAL Class AA title in his first year (1993).
Goetz won everywhere he coached, from the traditional powers to McGuffey. His teams always played hard, made their free throws and won.
And, in my opinion, he was one of the area's top coaches in any sport.