Mike White reports that Chartiers Valley boys basketball coach Tim McConnell won his 500th career game Friday.
"Take Tim McConnell's age, add a "0" and you get his number of coaching wins.
McConnell, Chartiers Valley's boys basketball coach, reached a coaching milestone Friday night and he drove in the fast lane to reach it. McConnell won his 500th game when Chartiers Valley defeated visiting Peters Township, 86-55, in a WPIAL Class AAAA Section 4 game.
McConnell, 50, is the 18th coach in WPIAL boys basketball history to join the 500 club, but McConnell made history by reaching the mark faster than any other. McConnell is in only his 22nd season and has a record of 500-116. His winning percentage of .811 is the best among coaches with 500 wins.
"Not that it means everything because I think I still have a lot of years coaching," McConnell said. "But when you hear the names of [Farrell's] Ed McCluskey and [Blackhawk's] John Miller, and you're told you got to 500 a little faster than some great coaches, that does make it special.""