After 8 seasons, Randy Basinger has decided to relinquish his duties as head coach of the boys varsity soccer team. Basinger announced at his team meeting a few weeks ago, “It is with a heavy heart that I will be stepping down as Boys Varsity Soccer Coach at The Potters House. There were so many great memories over the last 8 years.” Basinger took over a team that won only 3 games in his first year of coaching. In only one season, he went from 3 wins to 10 in back to back 10-8-1 seasons in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, he won his first conference championship as head coach with an overall record of 14-7. After his first season of only 3 wins, he never had another losing season and had a career record of 94-61-6, making him the winning-est coach in school history. Basigner led the program to a total of 4 conference championships, including back – to back – to back wins in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and one district championship in 2017.
(2017 Boys Soccer District Championship Team)
But to Coach B, it wasn’t all about the wins and losses. Basinger said his favorite part of coaching was “getting a chance to see my players after they graduate is a memory I will always love. Often past players would come to games just to say hi and it was nice to see them succeeding beyond high school. The wins are always nice but my hope was that I had a positive influence on as many boys as I could throughout the years.”
“Coach Basinger has been a staple in the Potter’s House soccer community for so long, the families and students will surely miss having him involved in the soccer program.” says AD, Kara Haskill. “Randy is a great friend and great PE teacher, I’m glad he’ll still be part of the Potter’s House family. Thanks to Randy’s countless hours of work with the students and high level of commitment, the team culture of success and hard work is embedded deep into our students, I am confident our success as a program will continue for years to come.”
It wasn’t an easy choice for Coach B to step down, he’s decided to dedicate more time to his family. He said “I know it is time (for me) to take a break from coaching but I am not closing the door on coaching in the future. Thanks to all the players, parents, staff and fans for all the support and thanks of course to my wife Nicole for letting me coach and supporting me. GO PUMAS!”
Internal interviews for the vacancy will begin shortly.