A sign of the time

Avonworth girls’ basketball head coach Bob Schulz has spent most of his life in one or another of Avonworth High School’s sports arenas, as a player and a coach. Coming back from retirement two years ago, he resumed coaching the perennial girls’ basketball powerhouse to a career milestone last Saturday, as the girls rewarded him for his time and effort with his 500th coaching career win at the local high school. His team was ready with a banner celebrating the occasion as the Lady ’Lopes defeated Riverview on the road, then Schulz received a plaque commemorating the achievement from athletic director Tim Giel when the girls returned home on Monday. Schulz had 185 wins coaching boys’ teams at Avonworth, and 315 while coaching the girls.