BY WENDI REARDON PRICE
Clarkston News Sports Writer
Congrats to Dan Fife as he was named by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association as one of eight national finalists for Boys Basketball Coach of the Year.
Fife celebrates 35 years being at the helm and has led to the team to winning over 600 games and 32 consecutive years winning an OAA Red league title or district title.
He has coached many players through the years and for the humble coach, it has always been about the players.
“Being able to be with these kids has kept me stay young and helped with energy,” he said in 2014 when he hit 600 wins. “It revitalizes you even through the negative. You just get through it. It has been enjoyable. I have been fortunate to be raised in a great town. We have a strong community following.”
Fife begins the foundation of Clarkston Basketball before the players get into junior high through offering the McGrath League during the winter and holds Fife Fundamentals Basketball and Dan Fife Basketball camps during the summer.
The award will be presented to Fife on June 21 at the NHSACA Annual Conference, in which over 500 coaches and athletic directors will participate.
Nominee selections are based on the performance of their program over the years and their contribution to the sport, school and community.