By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
Western Dubuque Boys Basketball coach Dennis Geraghty reached a milestone in his coaching career on Friday night when the Bobcats downed Marion in Epworth 63-56. For Geraghty in his 39th season as a boys varsity head coach, it was career victory number 500. With that total for now he is tied with longtime former Maquoketa coach Bill Fleming. Geraghty is the 44th coach in the history of Iowa Boys hoops to win 500 games and is 1 of only 14 active coaches to achieve that mark. For any successful coach it takes great support around them and coach Geraghty says that is so true in his situation:
Coach Geraghty has been at 8 schools throughout the years including the past 10 seasons at Western Dubuque. He began at Preston then had stops at Columbus Lakeview in Nebraska, Parkersburg, Creston, Dubuque Hempstead, West Delaware for five years where he gathered a record of 88-24 and Tipton. Coach Geraghty talks about one of his most cherished times in his career and comments on what he enjoys most about coaching:
His career has featured 4 state tournament appearances in 1999 and 2000 with the Hawks and 2010 and 2012 with the Bobcats and 2 runner-up finishes in 2000 and 2012. His Bobcat team this season is 8-1 overall and 5-0 on the East side of the WaMaC conference, good for first place. They will meet West Delaware in Epworth Tuesday night.
North Linn senior Ashley Tull tallied 18 points in a 68-58 victory at Monticello on Saturday afternoon to attain 1,002 career points. Tull who is a 4-year varsity player averages 16 points a game and is helping to lead the Class 2A Lynx with a 14-0 record.