Dan Fleming of LaSalle become all time winningest Coach in Lancer history!
By: Nick Chaney of The Enquierer
LaSalle coach Dan Fleming became the winningest basketball coach in school history as the Lancers (14-1, 7-0 GCLS) beat St. Xavier 39-22. Fleming won the 335th game of his career, passing Bill Cady (334) on the all-time list.
LaSalle forced 14 turnovers in the win while only committing five of its own. The win reflected the type of play the Lancers have been known for under Fleming.
“We’ve got a bunch of tough guys who are all about winning and competing,” said Fleming. “It’s not always pretty, but the majority of the time we’ve been able to come out on top.”
“(Cady) really got it started here at LaSalle. It’s an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as him,” said Fleming. “He’s a fine coach and an even better person.”
LaSalle senior guards Josh Lemons and Tyler Vogelpohl led the way for the Lancers. Lemons scored a game-high 15 points while Vogelpohl was the only other player in double digits with 11.
LaSalle took control of the GCL South race after last week’s win over Moeller. The Lancers take a break from league play tonight with a game against Northmont. Even after his record-setting win, that was Coach Fleming’s priority.
“(The record has) never been an issue,” Fleming said. “It’s always been about getting better for the next day, the next practice, the next game. Passing Bill Cady is nice, but we’re just trying to get better for tomorrow.”