Times Bulletin Staff Report

VAN WERT - Longtime Van Wert boys basketball coach Dave Froelich announced his retirement from the position late last week, Van Wert High School confirmed on Monday.

Froelich amassed 420 wins in his historic coaching career, surpassing the 400-win mark against Kenton during the 2011-12 season.

Froelich returned to coach at Van Wert, his alma mater, in 1992. He had a record of 278-189 at the helm of the Cougars.

Froelich led his Van Wert teams to three Western Buckeye League titles, eight sectional titles and two district championships.