Dave Doemel Becomes Winningest Coach at CBA
When Dave Doemel played basketball at CBA, he didn't know he was playing for a legendary coach he would one day pass at the top of the school's all-time wins list.
In 1997, Doemel took over as the Brothers' varsity basketball coach, but after a few rough seasons, he started to question how much longer he would be trusted with the team. Doemel's greatest playing success at CBA was in baseball; he went on to play at Notre Dame. His impact as a coach, however, will largely be remembered for the wins and influence he's had on student-athletes in basketball.
Going into Friday night's game against Columbia, Doemel stood at 334 career varsity wins (well over 500 when you count his freshman and JV victories), tied with his former coach Bill Telasky. When the final buzzer sounded, the Brothers secured a comfortable win and with it, the venerable Doemel stepped into uncharted territory. 335 wins. More than any other coach in CBA's history.
Doemel's legacy is built on more than being the winningest head coach. He brought the Brothers to ten straight Section II championship games, won seven of them and captured a state title in 2010.