KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Dave Galovich, just the fifth coach in Minnesota high school boys’ basketball history to eclipse 700 wins, is the 2019 recipient of the NABC Outstanding High School Coach Award presented by Wilson Sporting Goods.
He will receive the award on Sunday, April 7, at the AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show at the Main Auditorium of the Minneapolis Convention Center. The show, which begins at 6:30 p.m. CT, is held during the annual NABC Convention in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Men’s Final Four. The show will be broadcast live on Stadium.
Over the last 41 years, Galovich has coached at three high schools, beginning his career at Erskine (1978-81) before moving on to St. Michael-Albertville from 1983-85.
The bulk of his distinguished tenure has been as head coach at Crosby-Ironton, beginning in 1986.
His teams have won 10 Mid-State Conference championships and the same number of Region/Section titles. The C-I Rangers have appeared in the Minnesota Class AA state championship tournament nine times from 1987-2018, finishing second four times (1987, 2008, 2010 and 2018).
A 10-time Region/Section coach of the year, Galovich was named Minnesota Class AA coach of the year in 2004 and 2017 and was inducted into the Minnesota Boys Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) Hall of Fame in 2007.
He has been a member of the MBCA Executive Board for 26 years and has volunteered his time in Minnesota and other Upper Midwest states as a speaker at numerous coaching clinics.