By Erin WoodThe Lake Region community gathered Saturday, February 22, to salute Duane Schwab, LRSC athletic director and head women’s basketball coach on his upcoming retirement. More than 300 attended the event at the Ramsey County Memorial Building.
Schwab is in his 25th year leading the Lady Royals. He announced earlier this academic year that this will be his last season as head coach for the Lady Royals. He will also be retiring from his roles as athletic director and faculty member.
Those who attended the Salute to Schwab were entertained with historical and comical remembrances and highlights of Schwab’s career. Past players, colleagues, administration, and community leaders spoke at the event.
Schwab has been to Seven National Tournaments in his 24 years (1990, 91, 92, 97, 2006, 06, 08). Duane has a 543-238 record and averages 23 wins a season. He has 8 Region XIII Championships and 8 "Coach of the Year" awards.
Duane has Coached All-Americans- Darcy Deutsch (1990), Sarah Coffer (1992), Brooke Treleaven (1996), Shantelle Rolle (1997), Cara Demaine (2001, 2002), and Rebecca Mercer (2005).