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Mellen Set to Move On

KSCB News - March 3, 2014 4:46 pm

After 35 years and 655 wins, this is it. Southwestern Heights coach Barry Mellen is retiring after this season. Mellen’s 9-11 Lady Mustangs play Tuesday night at Cimarron and need a win to prolong their season.

Mellen was honored during Thursday night’s games against Cimarron. About 45 of his former players made their way back to SWH to honor the coach who was coaching his final home game.

Mellen is in his 29th season as the head coach of the Lady Mustangs. He has won 574 games at SWH. The Fredonia native had won two state titles, led six teams to state tournaments while coaching in five state championship games. His teams won 16 sub state titles, 18 Hi Plains titles, and 31 regulars season tourament championships.

Mellen was a guest during the Friday morning Sportsguys, Click on the audio icon for the interview.

 

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