Former STLCC Coaches Honored

Posted on 09 December 2013 by admin

Randy Albrecht and his assistant coaches Ken Libby and Al Yanko awarded the STLCC Lifetime Achievement Award

Coach Albrecht (fifth from the left) holds a congratulatory banner presented by the Magic basketball team after his 700th win in 2011. | DAVID KLOECKENER

Coach Albrecht (fifth from the left) holds a congratulatory banner presented by the Magic basketball team after his 700th win in 2011. | DAVID KLOECKENER

By: SPENCER GLEASON
Editor-in-Chief

Following the Archers’ 73-64 win over the Lewis and Clark Community College Trailblazers on Sunday, Nov. 8, STLCC honored former men’s basketball head coach Randy Albrecht and his assistant coaches Ken Libby and Al Yanko, with the STLCC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Albrecht, who coached at St. Louis University (SLU) from 1974-76, coached at STLCC-Meramc from 1977 until his retirement last summer. He finished with 736 junior college wins, ranking him 15 all-time in the NJCAA.  While at SLU, Albrecht went 32-47.

Yanko joined Albrecht at Meramec in 2001 and Libby joined Albrecht’s coaching staff in 2003. The trio left the STLCC men’s basketball program together, following the 2012-13 season.

While at STLCC, Albrecht coached the Meramec Warriors from 1977-2001, the Meramec Magic from 2002-2011 and the STLCC Archers for two seasons.

When the NJCAA instituted divisions in 1985, STLCC was placed in Division II. From the 1985-86 season through the 2012-13 season, Albrecht guided his teams to 28 consecutive winning seasons. The last time Albrecht had a losing season, Ronald Regan was in the White House.

Albrecht has been elected into multiple halls of fame, including the Magic Hall of Fame in 2003, Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004 and NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2006. His Coach of the Year Awards exceeds 20.

 

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