Hibbing, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Chisholm boys' basketball coach Bob McDonald is now the first coach in Minnesota history to win 1,000 career games, that after he and the Bluestreaks beat Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 61-55 on Thursday night at the Hibbing Holiday Tournament.
The win moves McDonald's career record to an impressive (1000-421), which makes him far and away the all-time wins leader for boys' basketball coaches in Minnesota.
The biggest thing he said following the milestone win, though, was that this honor is shared by so many people other than himself.
"That's the thing that I think escapes a lot of people," McDonald said. "They focus on Bob McDonald, but I wouldn't be in this position unless I had a lot of dedicated players, fans, and a community --- Chisholm, Minn. --- that helped me out in the toughest of times."
McDonald has spent the past 53 seasons at Chisholm, leading the Bluestreaks in that time to 11 section championships and three state titles. The six seasons before that for McDonald were spent split between McGregor and Barnum.