Keith Noftz

(6-9-20) Former Van Wert Head Basketball Coach Keith Noftz is returning to Ohio to take over the Akron Ellet program.

Noftz (64) has a 293-231 career record in 22 seasons as a high school head coach.

Noftz resigned in March after four seasons in Pennsylvania as the North Allegheny boys basketball coach and a 46-44 record. Noftz was the head coach at five other high schools – Gibsonsburg (1979-1982), Otsego (1982-1984), Van Wert (1984-1992), South Bend (Indiana) Adams  (1992-1994) and Canton McKinley (2011-2014).

1992 Van Wert Cougars
1992 Van Wert Cougars

Noftz was twice named Ohio Coach of the Year by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association while at Van Wert where he compiled a 148-65 record with three state semifinal appearances (Class AA in 1987, Division II in 1990 and 1992).