Almond-Bancroft’s Lamb hits 400-win milestone
By Jacob Heid
ALMOND – Long-time boys basketball coach Curt Lamb has been on the sidelines of Almond-Bancroft high school for over two decades. Lamb is currently in his 24th season as the varsity coach and passed the 400-win mark of his career on Jan. 17.
A 57-25 win over Wild Rose on the Eagles’ home floor got him to that number.
All of his wins have come from coaching Almond-Bancroft’s varsity team.
Lamb has led countless teams to winning seasons as far as the stats go back, with only two seasons below .500 (2007-08, 2008-09).
He’s coached 13 consecutive winning seasons, appearing in multiple regional finals and sectional games during that stretch.
Coach Lamb had time to reflect after the game vs. Wild Rose, noting he is extremely grateful for the support.
“Surpassing this milestone reminds me of how blessed and proud I am to have the past and present players, coaches and community members as part of the A-B (Almond-Bancroft) program,” he said. “As a lifelong member of this community, I consider it a privilege and an honor to lead this program.”
Being a former Eagles player himself, he had the chance to think back at all the memories he has compiled from coaching over the years at his former school.
He took time to acknowledge former players in the program.
“After the game, it was a bit overwhelming thinking back to all the players that I have had the great fortune of coaching over the years,” Lamb said. “I have been truly blessed to coach the players in our program. They have been the reason the Almond-Bancroft basketball program has been so successful.”
The 2022-23 team is currently sitting at 12-3 (4-3) as of Jan. 23. The Eagles have nine regular season games left from then, with five being conference games.