Owen-Withee's Al Guthman cracks 700 wins

OWEN, Wis. (WSAW) -- Owen-Withee head girls basketball coach Al Guthman reached the 700 career wins milestone Thursday night in the Blackhawks' 56-34 win over Greenwood. With the win, Guthman owns the record for the most wins by a Wisconsin girls basketball coach.

Guthman, who began his coaching career spending five years with the boys team at Weyerhaueser High School, is in his 43rd season at the helm at Owen-Withee. It has been an illustrious career for the WBCA Hall of Fame coach.

Guthman has led Owen-Withee to nine state tournaments with the most recent appearance in 2014.

"You know what, you say I broke the record, but it's way more than me," said Guthman. "All the ball players, all my assitant coaches, the fans here, the parents, my family. They all supported me. A great time. It's really a community accomplishment."

Guthman plans to retire after this season.