posted January 15, 2008

Flying Dutchmen Win #600 Under Coach Van Wieren

The Flying Dutchmen posted the 600th victory under men's basketball coach Glenn Van Wieren on January 12, 2008 when they defeated Olivet 80-71 in a road game.

Van Wieren becomes just the sixth coach in NCAA Division III men's basketball history to achieve 600 victories. His 31-year record is 600-201. His winning percentage (.749) is the best in this elite coaching group.

He also has reached 600 victories faster than any other Division III coach (801st game). The previous mark was by Glenn Robinson of Franklin & Marshall who won number 600 in his 821st game.

The Road to 600
Victory #1 - at Hope 87, Concordia, Ill. 53, 12-3-77
Victory #100 - at Hope 96, Concordia, Mich. 62, 2-4-84
Victory #200 - Hope 82, at Olivet 79 (ot), 2-15-89
Victory #300 - at Hope 83, Kalamazoo 71, 1-29-94
Victory #400 - at Hope 96, Alma 78, 1-21-98
Victory #500 - Hope 61, at Albion 48, 3-1-03
Victory #600 - Hope 80, at Olivet, 1-12-08

Winningest Division III Coaches (thru 1-12-08)
Glenn Robinson, Franklin and Marshall, 726-276 (.725) - Reached 600th in game #821
Jim Smith, St. John's, 679-468 (.592) - Reached game #991
Dennie Bridges, Illinois Wesleyan, 666-320 (.675) - Reached game #907
Tom Murphy, Hamilton/SUNYIT, 635-286 (.689) - Reached game #839
Dick Reynolds, Otterbein, 614-351 (.636) - Reached game #931
Glenn Van Wieren, Hope, 600-201 (.749) - Reached game #801