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High school basketball: Park Christian coach Schauer calls it quits

Randy Schauer said he simply needed a break. After racking up more than 200 wins in 10 years, he's got one coming. Schauer stepped down as Park Christian's boys basketball coach, the school announced on Monday. He's the only coach the school has ...

Schauer with his players
Moorhead Park Christian boys basketball coach Randy Schauer, shown here flanked by some of his players after his 200th win this past season, is retiring with a win-loss record of 203-71 in 10 seasons. Photo courtesy Moorhead Park Christian

Randy Schauer said he simply needed a break.

After racking up more than 200 wins in 10 years, he's got one coming.

Schauer stepped down as Park Christian's boys basketball coach, the school announced on Monday. He's the only coach the school has ever had.

"It was something I thought about last year, and it's something I figured I would do after this season," Schauer said. "There's nothing I can really put my finger on.

"My heart just needed a break from it."

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Schauer piled up a 203-71 record in his 10 years as head coach of the Falcons. He will still act as the school's activities director.

Under Schauer, Park Christian advanced to two section title games and produced a handful of 1,000-point scorers - led by Grant Gunhus, who is ninth all-time on Minnesota's scoring list with 2,681 career points.

"I was lucky and blessed to have that kind of talent," Schauer said. "We started with just eighth- and ninth-graders, and after that second year, we have been pretty successful.

"Those kids gave us the opportunity to be successful."

Schauer didn't rule out a return to coaching in the future, saying that he would like to coach his son - who is in the sixth-grade - some where down the line.

"Some of me wants to go right back into coaching, but I would like to see how someone else does it now," Schauer said. "It's a little bit of needing a break, a little bit of letting someone else do it, and a little bit of wanting to be available to coach my son.

"It's a lot of different things, and it felt like it was time to step away for awhile."

Readers can reach Forum reporter Kerry Collins at (701) 241-5548

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