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Two-Time State Champion Coach Best to Lead the Cougar Boys Basketball Team

Two-Time State Champion Coach Best to Lead the Cougar Boys Basketball Team

The Van Wert Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Jeremy Best, a two-time state champion, is set to become the head boys basketball coach at Van Wert High School, subject to board approval. 

Best has an impressive 17-year tenure leading the Crestview Knights boys basketball team with a record of 291-110. During this time, he has secured two state championships (in 2014 and 2019), a state runner-up trophy (in 2003), six Northwest Conference titles, as well as 10 sectional, four district, and three regional championships. In addition, Coach Best has been honored as the NWC Coach of the Year five times, District 8 Coach of the Year twice, and State Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year twice. 

 "We are thrilled to introduce Coach Best as the new boys varsity basketball coach at Van Wert High School," said Van Wert Athletic Director Trent Temple. "His track record as a successful leader speaks for itself, and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact he will bring to our program and the bright future that lies ahead."