Kevin Weakley reached a coaching milestone Jan. 9.

With the Worthington Christian High School boys basketball team’s 48-28 victory over Centerburg, Weakley earned his 300th win in 18 seasons.

The Warriors, who improved to 4-7 on the season, have won four district championships over the past six seasons.

“This milestone has been a team effort,” Weakley said. “First, I had the opportunity to train under three great coaches, my father (Scott Weakley), (former Worthington Christian coach) Ray Slagle and (former Otterbein coach) Dick Reynolds. … Second, I’ve been surrounded by great help, particularly my longtime assistant Mark Humrichouser. Finally, I’ve had the privilege to coach many great players and teammates who have represented our program, school and Lord the right way.”

Weakley helped the Warriors earn a Division IV state runner-up finish as a junior point guard in 1994. He’s a 1995 Worthington Christian graduate who went on to play for Otterbein and then became the Warriors’ coach in 2000-01 after Slagle left to take the coaching job at Cedarville University.

The Warriors were Division IV state runners-up in 2008.

“I’ve never thought about accomplishing this or that in coaching,” said Weakley, who took over the program when he was 24 years old. “When you do that, your priorities get messed up. I’ve always tried to focus on the current year and giving each team my best effort as a coach because that’s what the kids deserve.”

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