Prep Girls’ Basketball: Wachs Steps Down as W-MU Girls Basketball Coach

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Winfield — After 30 years of program stewardship, Winfield-Mount Union head coach Mitch Wachs is stepping down.

Wachs steps down after accumulating 412 wins in his illustrious career — 74th on the all-time wins list in Iowa girls’ basketball.

Wachs led the Wolves through their glory days in the mid-90s, where Winfield-Mount Union was essentially unbeatable.

The program hoisted two gold balls in 1995 and 1996 under Wachs, who orchestrated an 80-game win streak during that time as well.

In what turned out to be his final season, the Wolves finished 19-5 and return All-Conference talents Keetyn Townsley and Bradie Buffington among many others.

Wachs will remain on at Winfield-Mount Union as a math teacher and golf coach.

The program’s immediate plans for his replacement are unknown of this time.