Guilderland High School boys basketball coach Ron Osinski reached a milestone recently. His Dutchmen beat John Jay of East Fishkill, 76-52, in the opening round of the Saratoga Tip-Off Tournament to earn his 400th career victory.

"I am honored to be up there on a win list with so many great coaches. I also know that I have been around a long time and thank the schools for giving me the opportunity to coach. It also shows that I had a lot of good players, Hall of Fame players that had significant contributions to the number of wins," said Osinski.

Osinski actually started his career at Draper High School coaching from 1980-86 compiling 75 wins. He shared a Tri-Valley League championship and won the 1986 Section II Class C championship.

Then Osinski coached at Schalmont High School from 1988-98 and collected 173 wins. His list of accomplishments include 1988-89 Class B title and 1995-96 Class B champs, plus a regional crown and the Sabres were state semifinalist. In 1996, Osinski was named Co-Coach of the Year.

While at Schalmont, Osinski had the opportunity to coach his sons Corey (1993-94, 94-95 and 95-96) and Kevin (1994-95, 95-96, 96-97).

Osinski also took time off to watch his son, Corey, play at Siena College, and Kevin at SUNY Binghamton, and returned to the sidelines 2000-01 coaching Guilderland.

He has won over 150 games at Guilderland including several Suburban Council division titles and Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2006.

"I want to thank the players and all of the coaches that have assisted me over the years especially Mike Parks who has been with me for most of those wins. They were all an integral part of this accomplishment," said Osinski.

Corey is married with two young boys (ages 3 and 2) and lives in Ballston Spa. He works in the medical field selling medical equipment to help cancer patients.

Kevin recently got married. He lives in Washington, D.C., works for Fannie Mae and just completed his MBA at George Washington University.

Article by Mike Collar