Boys Basketball: Mundelein’s Knar earns coach of the year honors — again
Mundelein coach Richard Knar. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 17, 2012 11:29AM
It’s become a trend.
For the second year in a row, Mundelein High School boys basketball coach Richard Knar has earned coach of the year honors.
The Mustangs head coach has been named the 2011-12 District 6 Classs 3A/4A Co-Coach of the Year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA). He’s sharing the honor with Lakes’ Chris Snyder. Last season, he shared the honor with Warren coach Chuck Ramsey.
According to Knar, who just completed his eighth season with the Mustangs, it’s a team award.
“It’s an honor that comes when your team does well,” said Knar, who guided the Mustangs to a 26-8 record.
Knar also credited the efforts of his varsity assistant, Corey Knigge.
“I always like to say that we’re co-coaches,” Knar said. “I’m in charge of the defense, while he’s our offensive coordinator. He changes things, fixes things.”
Knigge is the ideal first lieutenant — having been a former head basketball coach at Alwood High School.
“Corey doesn’t need the limelight,” Knar said. “But he deserves just as much credit.”
Knar also praised volunteer varsity assistant Ray Borucki.
“He’s been great, too,” the coach said.
For the record, Knar now has been recognized by the IBCA four times. He earned it twice during his coaching stint at Northridge Prep.