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Northview coach retires after 38 years, 675 wins

SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Jerry Sigler coached girls' basketball and softball for 38 years at Northview. He just retired, and Sylvania is having a big sendoff for him Saturday night.

It will be held at Tam-O-Shanter and is called ‘Coach Sigler's Last Game,' but the old coach hasn't left the game at all.

Sigler has commuted from the Irish Hills in Michigan for the past seven years. He's also a volunteer coach at Onsted, helping boys and girls work on their game because it's something he loves.

"It's a little slower than back in Sylvania," he said. "The kids here are really appreciative of the help that you give them, and that just makes it really rewarding for me.

Sigler's wife Karen, was a Northview Wildcat through and through. She kept score at the boys and girls games.

"It was a team effort between the two of use these past 38 years," Sigler said of his wife.

Sigler leaves behind a legacy at Northview. He coached 37 consecutive winning seasons of girls' varsity basketball, and he's retiring with 675 career wins, the third most in Ohio.

Of all the girls he's coached, 21 of them went on to play at the college level. A lot of them should be coming back this weekend for Coach Sigler's ‘Last Game.'

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