Chippewa Valley's Voss picks up milestone

By: Jon Malavolti | C&G Newspapers | Published February 7, 2011


CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Longtime Chippewa Valley boys basketball coach Kevin Voss recently reached a major milestone — winning his 400th game Feb. 1 at Romeo High 53-45.

There was a small ceremony after the Big Reds returned home and topped Utica Ford II Feb. 4 47-46. Chippewa players presented their coach with a basketball signed by all of them noting the milestone in front of the home crowd.

“He’s a great coach. He knows a lot,” Jax said. “He’s been coaching for a long time, so he knows his stuff.”

Voss said he’d been hoping to keep the accomplishment out of the spotlight so his players weren’t feeling too much pressure to get the big win in the midst of their title run.

But with another win out of the way and some more cushion established in the division standings, Voss was happy to talk about the milestone and recognition.

“I appreciate it,” he said. “It’s a testament of time; this is my 29th season. And in today’s climate, I think it’s a great thing. Not many coaches can last. You must be doing something right. I’m not sure what it is yet, but it gets down to maybe how you treat people.

“And that maybe allows you to stay over a long period of time,” he continued. “I’m very grateful to have been here this long. It’s been a great place to coach, great place to teach and a great place to have our kids go to school and play sports here. This has been our home away from home.”