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Grace Coach Jim Kessler Gets 500th Win

Jan 5, 2005

Grace College men’s basketball coach Jim Kessler picked up his 500th career win Tuesday night as the Lancers defeated Spring Arbor 70-67. Dave Richmond’s three-pointer with 47 seconds left broke a tie score as Grace improved to 12-4 on the season. Kessler has coached 28 years at Grace and holds a 500-407 career record. He has been named NAIA National Coach of the Year after leading the team to the 1991-92 NAIA National Championship and has twice been named NCCAA National Coach of the Year. The program has 11 seasons with at least 19 wins and three 30 win seasons.Posted by Hello