In his last game of a 13 year high school basketball coaching career at Augusta High School in Kentucky, Coach Robin Kelsch took a pass from one of his players and drained a 3-pointer from the bench area. Augusta’s opponent, Scott High School, was leading the game by 30 points in the final seconds. The basket didn’t help the final score for Augusta, but created a great viral video on YouTube, and a fun way to go out for the coach.
According to Wendy Mitchell’s article in the Ledger Independent,
“It didn’t matter if it went in or not, I just wanted to take one last shot,” Augusta Boys’ Basketball Coach Robin Kelsch said on Thursday. “I would never disrespect the game, teams or our community, but if it was going to be a blowout at the end, I had mentioned a week or so before I would like to take the last shot. I had never seen a coach do that and it would be my memory to keep.”…
“Life’s a matter of inches; if it had hit the rim, this story would be completely different,” Kelsch said. “I never expected any of this. I was known as a shooter and when coaches retire, sometimes you see them kiss the court. This was my way of saying goodbye to the game.”
Kelsch will be taking his soft touch coaching basketball to a principal role with the school district.