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Fritz Named NKC Head Coach

By Chad Rader, 810 Varsity, 04/30/21, 4:30PM CDT

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5-time state champ coach steps across state line to coach Hornets

Ed Fritz’s retirement from the basketball sideline didn’t last long – about 48 hours.

Fritz, who announced his retirement from Blue Valley Northwest on Wednesday, will serve as the head coach for North Kansas City as announced on Friday. 

Fritz built a regional powerhouse at Blue Valley Northwest, winning five Kansas Class 6A state championships and nine state tournaments. State titles were 2013 (25-0), 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The veteran coach was the head coach of the McDonald’s All-Star Game in 2019, and BV Northwest was named  by MaxPreps as one of the Top 25 public schools in the decade.

“Blue Valley Northwest was tremendous to me, and we did great things there that I couldn’t have imagined when I started,” stated Fritz, who is approaching 700 career wins. “This is a great move for my family, and the people at North Kansas City are nothing but first class.”

Fritz started his high school coaching career at Center, where he served as the head coach for 15 years before moving to Blue Valley Northwest. He also served on the coaching staffs of Baker and Nebraska-Kearney

In his time, numerous Huskies went on to play collegiately, including two Huskies named as Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year – Clayton Custer (2014) and Christian Braun (2019). 


 

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