Owen-Withee coach breaks state record
By Hub City Times staff
OWEN-WITHEE – During the Dec. 20 game against Greenwood, Owen-Withee Head Coach Al Guthman broke the state record for most wins during his career with the girls basketball team.
The game was Guthman’s 700th win with the Owen-Withee sport he has coached for 42 years. During his tenure, Guthman has made eight state tournament appearances and has snagged four silver balls.
Owen-Withee beat Greenwood 56-34 to secure the 700 mark for Guthman, topping the previous record of 699 set by Jim Myers in Barneveld.
Before coming to Owen-Withee, Guthman coached boys basketball in Weyerhaeuser, where he earned 53 wins.
Guthman said that this will be his final year as head coach at Owen-Withee.