Croton Boys Basketball Coach Wins 350th Career Victory

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Croton's Bill Thom won the 350th game of his 28-year coaching career Saturday. Photo Credit: Croton Basketball

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. ‒ Longtime Croton High School boys basketball coach Bill Thom won his 350th game Saturday, a 69-46 romp over Pawling in the Putnam County Officials Challenge.

"I've had lots of fond memories over the years," Thom said. "The most important aspect has been the relationships with players, opposing coaches, officials, fans, and last but not least, the media. I have

been fortunate that my wife is a basketball nut and has been incredibly supportive."

Thom, who is in his 28th season, got a strong performance from his son, senior point guard Ian Thom, who had 23 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds to earn the Player of the Game award.

Ben Goldberg scored 12 points, Jason Howald and Peter Miller added eight apiece and Chris McVeety had seven points and nine rebounds.

"We had some scoring balance for the first time this season," Thom said. "It was a great team effort, with all 12 players seeing action in the first half. A good one for my 350th win."

Thom looks for his 351st win at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Briarcliff High School or 4:30 p.m. Wednesday during a visit to league rival Pleasantville.

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