Van-Far/Community R-VI head football coach Kevin Baldwin reached a coaching milestone on Friday night as his Indians defeated MMA 44-7 for his 100th career victory.
After the game, the Van-Far cheerleaders held up signs congratulating him on his efforts. He was also congratulated by many players, coaches, and staff.
On Monday at the beginning of practice, Baldwin received an autographed ball from his players marking his accomplishment.
“It’s hard to say what (winning the 100th game) means to me because I was more excited about having 500 yards rushing,” Baldwin said. “…This is my 14th year, so to get it done in that numbers of years is probably the nice thing about that accomplishment…”
Baldwin came to the program last year after previously compiling a 97-32 record.
During his career, Baldwin’s teams advanced to the state quarterfinals eight times in Class 2.
He was first at Stockton, both as an assistant football coach and head coach, and helped that program win six Mid Lakes Conference titles during eight seasons.
Baldwin then took over a Pierce City team that didn’t have a winning season since 1972.
His squad had a 7-3 record in the first year before winning two conference titles over the next two seasons. Baldwin’s squad had a 12-1 record in his third season.
Baldwin also spent time in the past working in Owensville.