Feb. 6, 2020
By Ed Byrne
The Brillion News
WRIGHTSTOWN – Former Wrightstown basketball players showed up in good numbers last Friday, Jan. 31, as the Tigers hosted Marinette in a North Eastern Conference varsity boys’ basketball game.
Like stealth bombers, they flew under the radar and scattered themselves around the high school field house on a night when the big moment came after the game was in the books.
Wrightstown beat the Marines 84-43, marking the 300th career varsity win for Wrightstown coach Cory Haese.
It is the 22nd year of coaching for Haese, whose teams have earned four conference titles, six regional titles and have made two sectional final appearances.
“He built a program that has stayed successful on, and more importantly, off the court,” said Craig Haese, the coach’s brother and Wrightstown High activities director.
Cory Haese knew it would be his 300th win, assuming the 16-0 Tigers would beat the 0-16 Marines.
But he didn’t know that the basketball alumni had organized a homecoming of former players to present Haese with a plaque and with a T-shirt that included the name of every varsity player that Haese had coached. There were over 200 names on the shirt.
Former WHS head coaches Terry Schaeuble – now the freshmen boys’ coach – and Mark Mitchell were also there.
Please see the complete story in the Feb. 6, 2020 print edition of The Brillion News.