Sports Brief: The winningest coach

Coach John Becker set the Vermont record for most wins as a first year coach with Vermont men’s basketball’s 73-63 victory over the University of Maine at Orono on Feb. 6.

He broke the record previously held by Thomas Keady, who went 15-4 in his first year as coach in 1920-21 with a total of 16 wins. No other current coach in the America East has posted 16 wins in their first season as coach.

Another win will guarantee a winning record, making him one of only six coaches in UVM history to post such a mark.

Becker is the 16th coach of the Vermont team in the 98th season of its program’s history. – Writer