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Coach Peplinski Reaches 400 Wins!

The Dragon’s 57-35 win over Chewelah on Friday, Jan. 27 in ESAC Gym was more than just a victory. It marked Ryan Peplinski’s 400 win as head coach of the SGS boys’ basketball teams since the fall of 2001!

After the historic win, assistant coach Mark Rickard congratulated Ryan, not only the number of wins, but for the time and energy it takes to maintain a program that performs at such a high level year in and year out. “One thing that has always stood out to me is Ryan’s enthusiasm and excitement for coaching basketball,” said Mark. “At the beginning of every season, winter or summer, Coach lights up as if it were the first time he’s had such an opportunity. That excitement demonstrates his love for the game and his love for his players. It’s not a coincidence he has been this successful for this long.”

The Dragons under Ryan’s leadership have made numerous appearances at the State 2B Tournament, including winning the State Championship in 2013. Congratulations, Coach Pep!