Richard Baksa

Player

  • Notre Dame High School
    • JV Boys’ Basketball – 2 years
    • Varsity Boys’ Basketball – Lettered 2 years, Senior Award
  • Moravian College
    • JV Boys’ Basketball – 2 years
    • Varsity Boys’ Basketball – 2 years, Lettered 2 years

Coaching

  • Basketball at Notre Dame High School
    • 3 years – JV Coach
    • 3 years – Varsity Coach
  • Basketball at Freedom High School
    • 1976 District XI Champions  – Only District championship in the school’s history to date
    • East Penn League Division I Champions in 1980, 1981
    • 23 Wins in one season (1980-1981) – set the school record for most wins in one season to date
    • Easton Express Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year in 1976
    • East Penn League Coach of the Year in 1976
  • Basketball at Allentown Central Catholic High School
    • East Penn League Championship in 1994-1995
    • Four straight District XI 3A Championships -1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 – setting the school record for the most consecutive district championship wins.
    • Highest winning percentage (75.2%) among Central’s 17 Boys’ basketball coaches in the school’s history
    • 5 Year Career Record 112(W) – 37 (L)
    • Morning Call Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year (WAEB) 1992-1993
    • 2007 – Inducted into “Rockne Wall of Fame”

Contributor

  • Color Commentator at Service Electric TV-2 Sports
    • Color Analyst – Boys’ Basketball at Service Electric TV-2 Sports – 13 years
    • Omni Intermedia Award – High School Basketball 1997
    • Videographer Award – Award of Excellence – High School Basketball 1997
    • Hometown Video Festival Finalist 1998

Personal

  • Resides in Forks Township, Easton, PA with Wife, Suzanne
  • Two Daughters – Lauren Baksa and Megan Dalton, Son in law, Andrew Dalton, granddaughter Ava Elizabeth Dalton
  • Lifetime coaching career:
    • 23 Years Head Boys’ Basketball Coach
      • Notre Dame High School – 3 Years
      • Freedom – 15 Years
      • Central – 5 Years
  • Retired Social Studies Teacher (Bethlehem Area School District) – 39 years
  • Currently – Color Analyst at TV-2 Sports

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