By Try Blamo
Battling Bulletin Student Writer
With a 60-45 victory over host Central, veteran Glen Mills basketball coach Tony Bacon recently picked up his 100th career victory.
Hard working forward Aaron Thompson led the Bulls with 20 points while Nafis Smith added 12 in the victory. Deandre Wright chipped in ten to help coach Bacon earn the milestone win.
Bacon, who took over the head coaching duties ten seasons ago after serving as an assistant for 17 years, enjoys the reward of seeing young men develop, both on and off the court.
“Helping young men grow, not only athletically but socially as well, is really what it’s all about,” the former Pottsville High School and Lock Haven University standout said.
Bacon gives the credit for the team’s and program’s success to his assistant coaches, which include Doug Legette, Bob Fulcher, Mike Hendrick, Brandon Bobb-Jones, Will Brittingham, and Dan Chobany,
“All the credit goes to the assistant coaches,” Bacon said. “Without them the program doesn’t work. You have to have a good staff to teach these young men the game of basketball.”
Bacon is also grateful to previous Glen Mills head coach Craig Mellinger for giving him the opportunity to be on his staff nearly three decades ago.
CAPTION: Assistant coaches Doug Legette (left) and Bob Fulcher (right) congratulate head coach Tony Bacon on his 100th career win.