CNE celebrates and Doerger reflects on win 500

Jerry Doerger, Clermont Northeastern head boys varsity basketball coach, achieved his 500th career victory last Tuesday night (Feb. 20) as the Rockets dominated the visiting New Richmond Lions 67-37 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division contest.

The countdown to 500 wins poster on the wall close to the Blue and Gold’s bench was finally completed and Doerger was very happy.

“I enjoyed the entire countdown, but I’m happy to get it behind me,” said Doerger who is in his fourth year at the helm of Clermont Northeastern’s male cage program.

Doerger is a 1954 graduate of Roger Bacon High School where he, not surprisingly, was a member of the Spartans’ basketball program. After high school graduation he served in the army and then attended Xavier University from where he received his college diploma.