GUNNISON, Colo. — Western Colorado’s all-time winningest girls’s basketball coach James “Doc” Hahn died on Sunday, Could 22.
Hahn coached Mountaineer girls’s basketball from 1982-92, racking up 113 victories – together with 63 RMAC wins, each Western Colorado girls’s basketball data. He was inducted into the Mountaineer Sports activities Corridor of Fame in 2008.
Hahn led the Mountaineers to their greatest season in program historical past in 1986-87, profitable a school-record 22 video games (which included a Western-record 12-game profitable streak) whereas profitable the RMAC title – Western’s final convention title. The Mountaineers went on to win the NAIA District VII championship by defeating CSU Pueblo and Southern Utah to advance to the NAIA Bi-District playoffs the place they fell to Fresno Pacific, 65-62.
Whereas going 22-7 in 1986-87, the Mountaineers had been an ideal 11-0 at residence – one in all two good residence seasons in Western historical past. It was additionally a part of a program-best 21-game residence profitable streak that began throughout the 1985-86 season and lasted till the 1987-88 marketing campaign.
The 1986-87 was in the course of a run of five-consecutive seasons the place the Mountaineers superior to the postseason, the longest streak in program historical past.
Hahn did not depart Western after his teaching profession, as a substitute he’d change into a figurehead within the enterprise faculty for quite a few years till his retirement. He continued to remain concerned at Western Colorado even after retirement in a number of capacities.
The service for Hahn can be Thursday, Could 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church (711 N. Fundamental Road in Gunnison).