UNION CITY, Ind. – In her sixth season, Coach Sarah Black recorded her 79th win as Union City Lady Indians head basketball coach Tuesday night against Ansonia. The win put her at the top of the list for career wins as varsity coach at UC.
In a special twist to the new record, Black passed her former high school basketball coach, Kirk Comer, who held the record of 78 wins since 2004.
“I told the girls in the locker room, I can’t win without them. I give a lot of the credit to them and my assistant coaches that make our program as successful as it has been,” Coach Black said. “Coach Comer is a great guy and was an awesome coach. I was very fortunate to have learned from him as a player and work with him as a coach.”
On her road to the most wins, Black has coached her team to three-straight Tri-Eastern Conference championships, back-to-back Holiday Tournament titles, a Sectional championship and a 1A IHSAA Regional runner-up finish to end last season.
“Coach Black and her staff have brought a lot of success to Union City basketball,” added UC Athletic Director Mike Thornburg. “She is great to work with and has such passion for the game and a tremendous chemistry with her team.”
Coach Black and her record-setting Lady Indians took the floor against Hagerstown to end the regular season Friday night. With a 41-24 win, Union City claimed the Tri-Eastern Conference Championship and Coach Black record her 80th victory.
With the entire school and community support, the postseason will be filled with hopes and focus on the main goal for the Lady Indians…make it to state!