Denver East’s Rudy Carey breaks Dick Katte’s all-time career victories mark with 877th win

Barbara Merkley

On Tuesday night Rudy Carey walked into the Denver East gym as a community basketball coaching icon.

He walked out as the greatest at any time.

Carey broke Dick Katte’s all-time occupation victories mark, profitable his 877th recreation to break the Colorado history as the former Denver Christian coach appeared on from the crowd. Denver East dismantled Palmer, 93-60, and Carey was mobbed at the buzzer by Angels players and coaches.

The history marked a crowning accomplishment in an previously-storied vocation that’s noticed Carey get three point out titles at Guide, and then six extra at Denver East, to tie Ron Vlasin for the most championships all-time.

“Rudy has put a cultural stamp on Denver Prep high university basketball, and the point out of Colorado,” mentioned Mayor Michael Hancock, who was in the crowd. “He’s an icon, and his manufacturer of enjoy has transformed how basketball groups participate in each working day in Denver and in Colorado.”

Head mentor Rudy Carey of the East Superior Faculty Angels celebrates with his players immediately after the second 50 % of East’s 93-60 acquire at Panek Gymnasium in Denver on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Picture by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)
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