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Thursday, December 19, 2019

NCC's Ron Dawn wins 500th career game

Ron Dawn and Jimmy Pangallo. 

Congratulations to Newport Central Catholic's head basketball coach Ron Dawn on record his 500th win.

Dawn is in his third stint as boys head basketball coach at his alma mater 29 years after first taking the job in 1990. Dawn also coached the NCC girls basketball team for a time.

The former NewCath basketball player and 1974 grad is the only coach to win an All “A” Classic state championship in both boys and girls basketball. He’s also the only 9th Region coach to win a regional title for both boys and girls.

Dawn’s 2015-2016 boys team reached the Kentucky Sweet 16 semifinals. He stepped down following that season and became principal, where he still holds that role.

In all, Dawn's teams won three 9th Region titles and 12 All "A" Classic titles.

Dawn began his coaching career at NCC with the boys basketball program in 1980 and was named head coach in 1990. He took a five-year break to follow his son’s college basketball career, then resumed coaching at NCC.

Dawn was named the girls’ head coach in 2009, a post he held for four seasons. He returned to the boys' team in 2013.

In total, Dawn's victory totals came at as St. Henry (89), NCC (girls) (91) and NCC (boys).

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