No coach has more wins in Blanchester High School boys varsity basketball history.
The search is on now for the person next in line to go for that mark.
Adam Weber has resigned as the BHS boys basketball coach after nine season and 91 varsity victories.
“The all-time wins mark is very humbling considering so many others that coached before me did an amazing job as well, a cherished accomplishment,” said Weber, who had a career record of 91-112. “But not as fulfilling as the incredible relationships I have built over the years with my players and their families.”
Robert Jacoby Sr. also won 91 games as the Blanchester varsity boys basketball coach, according to information compiled from past editions of the News Journal. He was 91-57 during two stints at BHS in the 1930s and 1940s. Jacoby’s time as head coach was interrupted with two seasons (1944-45/1945-46) in the US Navy.
Weber led the Wildcats to three league championships in his nine seasons as head coach. He began teaching and coaching at BHS in 2003, serving as the reserve boys coach under Bennie Carroll. While still teaching at BHS, Weber became reserve boys coach at Milford High School for three season. He then became varsity boys basketball coach at East Clinton High School for two season before taking the same position as BHS in 2014.
“Half of my life I have spent six days a week in a gymnasium with a basketball, I am forever grateful and love everyone of my former players like a son, so I can’t say that the passion to coach has diminished, but definitely going to take some time to live a little more,” Weber said.
The decision to step down has been a difficult one for Weber to make. He lives in Hillsboro, works in Wilmington with the Great Oaks Career Campuses and coaches at BHS.
He knew the time was right after the 2021-22 season ended.
“Determining the right time to step away has been an emotional grind for quite some time, but with the commute from Hillsboro to Wilmington, then Wilmington to Blanchester, being available and visible to my players and the students has become a challenge,” he said. “I am certain that the administration will find the right person who can offer more of their time with not as many obstacles daily to overcome.”
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