Medomak Valley boys basketball team defeated Morse on Thursday, Dec. 28 to earn coach Nick DePatsy his 400th career win. DePatsy started his coaching career at Madison High School, where he won 36 games in three years. He then coached at Georges Valley for 10 years, where he won 94 games. He won 29 games while coaching Lincoln Academy boys for three years. He earned his 300th career win at Medomak Valley in 2016.
“Coach DePatsy is just the 31st varsity basketball coach in Maine basketball history, and only the 10th to have coached in the KVAC, to reach this significant milestone. It is a special honor to join this list of the state’s best who have achieved consistent success over many years. Nick has always worked extremely hard with his youth program, along with his middle school teams. There are few varsity coaches who still run their youth program and we are grateful for the time he puts into his. An important part of Nick’s success over many years is his time developing that foundation. I have always appreciated the amount of time Nick spends on teaching team defense and it is a staple of his program. His teams are always prepared for opponents and they know Medomak Valley will compete each night. You also don’t coach this long without making personal sacrifices. We are very thankful for the support of his family over many years,” Medomak Vallety athletic director Matt Lash said.