asSomewhere up there, former Greene girls’ basketball coach is smiling.
Case, who won well over 300 games as the Trojans’ longtime coach and 424 as a girls’ basketball coach at Whitney Point and Greene, retired at the end of the 2007-2008 season. He guided his last team to a 20-3 record and its first Midstate Athletic Conference championship in over a decade. He moved “up” to Bluehill, Maine this past summer where he accepted a full-time teaching position at George Stevens Academy. He also served as the assistant girls’ basketball coach, and had a hand in his team’s Eastern championship and runner-up in the Class C title game.
Geographically, Case is now several hours away from Greene, but through the Internet, he has kept in close touch with the program, and phoned current head coach Dave Gorton about two weeks ago. “This year I thought they could do it,” Case said in a phone interview this week – between classes at Stevens Academy no less. “I’ve been keeping tabs on them online, and you know I’m rooting for them all the way.”