Updated: Thursday, 05 Jul 2012, 3:43 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 04 Jul 2012, 2:52 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, IN. - Long-time local basketball coach Wayne Kreiger has decided to begin his retirement from the classroom by leaving his two-year coaching retirement behind. Only weeks after stepping away from his teaching duties at Columbia City, Kreiger has accepted the position of varsity girls basketball head coach at Canterbury High School.
"I am excited by the opportunity to coach at Canterbury, a place I have long respected from an outside perspective," said Kreiger. "The kids work hard and come to the gym with an expectation of excellence. I look forward to the challenge of continued success and of being able to offer the players at Canterbury a positive and enjoyable basketball experience."
A member of the Indiana Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, Kreiger spent 33 years as the girls basketball coach at Columbia City, winning a total of 520 games and leading the Lady Eagles to the state championship game in 2000. Kreiger replaces former coach Scott Kreiger, who resigned to take over as boys varsity head coach upon the departure of Dan Kline.
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