by: Chase Napear | ABC Action News Now
Coach Brian Fogel secured his 200th career win after the women’s basketball team defeated Cal Poly Pomona.
CHICO, Calif. – A Chico State coach has reached a historic milestone. Over the weekend, the Chico State Women’s Basketball team defeated Cal Poly Pomona, marking Coach Brian Fogel’s 200th career win.
Now, Coach Fogel only trails the legendary Fran Coslet as the winningest coach in the program’s history with 286 victories.
During his time at Chico State, Fogel has many accomplishments including a CCAA Title, nine postseason appearances, and four NCAA Championships. But players say his impact on the team goes much farther than the court.
“He’s one of the best coaches I’ve ever had to be honest. I feel like I can talk to him about anything, not just basketball-related. Outside of basketball, he’s very open and very easy to talk to,” Myli Martinez said.
“As far as the accomplishment I’m very proud of that. I think the most important thing for me the way I look at it is I’ve surrounded myself with really good people. It starts with the players. Players win games. The other thing I’m proud of is the fact I’ve hired some really good assistant coaches,” Coach Fogel said.
Coach Fogel will look for win 201 this Saturday as the Wildcats host Sonoma State.