(3-21-22) Current Coldwater Boys Basketball Coach Nick Fisher was presented with the Bob Arnzen Award at the 2022 OHSAA State Basketball tournament this past weekend at UD Arena.
The Bob Arnzen Award is awarded to coaches who have devoted 20 consecutive years or more of service to the same school at any level and must be an active member of the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) for the past five years.
Nick Fisher has been the head coach for both the boys and girls basketball teams over the years.
Who was Bob Arnzen –
Bob Arnzen spent 43 years as coach at Delphos St. John’s and is the seventh winningest coach in the history of Ohio high school basketball with 676 wins and 291 losses. His teams were state runners up in 1954 and 1973; state semi-finalists in 1982; state champs in 1983 and state semi-finalists in 1990. St. John’s had no league affiliation until the 1971-72 seasons, when they joined the Western Buckeye League and consequently took the league championship in 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, and 1982. St. John’s joined the Midwest Athletic Conference in 1982, and were champs in 1983, 1987, and 1989.