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400 Career Wins

Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Keith Raczkowski Reaches 400 Wins
The girls basketball team celebrates Coach Raczkowskis 400th win after defeating Tolland.
Mrs. Martin
The girls basketball team celebrates Coach Raczkowski’s 400th win after defeating Tolland.

On Monday, February 5, Coach Keith Raczkowski of the Girls Varsity Basketball Team received his 400th career win against Tolland. Coach Raczkowski has been long awaiting this milestone after coaching Girls Varsity Basketball for more than two decades. 

Raczkowski started his coaching career at Naugatuck High School in 1986 and proceeded to coach there for twenty one years. After he moved to the South Windsor area, he had not planned on rekindling his coaching career, yet fate had other plans. When it was discovered that he had been a basketball coach in Naugatuck, he was eventually asked if he wanted to coach at South Windsor High School. 

And I’ll keep doing it as long as I’m happy doing it.

— Coach Raczkowski

During practices, Raczkowski has a lively and charismatic personality who takes pride in his coaching. He is extremely dedicated to the team and strives to improve players’ basketball skills.

Not only does he respect his players, the team respects him in return.

To many, he is more than a coach, but also a friend who is supportive and will always be there to communicate with. More famously known as the substitute teacher who gives out free candy, Raczkowski always greets you with a huge smile and says hello in the hallways. 

“I think it is a great milestone in his career, and I am really happy for him. I am very happy to help him reach this milestone,” stated senior captain Catherine Downes. 

When Coach Raczkowski was asked to describe his thoughts on finally reaching 400 wins he replied, “I feel old and it’s time to reflect back on how I spent 27 winters coaching girls basketball. It’s been a lot of fun and I keep learning all the time.” 

Coach Raczkowski will continuously be appreciated for the time, effort and dedication to the Girls Basketball program he has put in for the past 27 years.

 

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Mia Ruiz, Staff Writer
Mia Ruiz is currently a sophomore writer at The Bobcat Prowl. By joining the student paper, she hopes to communicate important topics such as sports and school events to her peers, while also improving her writing skills. When she is not writing for The Prowl, you can find her playing for the South Windsor girl’s soccer and basketball teams. Besides participating in numerous physical activities. Mia also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Izabel Dzubin, Staff Writer
Izabel Dzubin is a sophomore at South Windsor High School and has a strong passion for writing. Izabel enjoys writing for The Bobcat Prowl, and takes pleasure in writing about topics such as current events and sports. Throughout her sophomore year, Izabel participated in playing Field Hockey, Varsity Girls Basketball and being a member of the Girls Golf Team. When she is not playing sports, you can most likely find her hanging out with friends and family or, with a book in her hand.