The Piketon boys basketball coach says he's retiring at the end of the season.
Nine-year Piketon Boys Basketball Coach Jeff Lisath is retiring from coaching at the end of the season. Lisath made the announcement, Thursday, and said he made the decision prior to the season based on his appointment as Warden at the Dayton Correctional Institution.
“I will miss the game from the sidelines, but I’m sure I have enough on my plate to keep me busy as I continue my pursuit to become a sports agent and mentoring high school, college, and professional players on skill development,” said Lisath.
Lisath began coaching in 1983 at Columbus State Community College. He later coached in Portsmouth and at Unioto prior to heading up Piketon’s program.
In the past eight seasons, he led the Redstreaks to a 118-64 record, which includes an SVCleague record of 80-32 with three championship titles and two second place finishes.
He also led the 2008-09 Redstreaks to the State Final Four.
“I’m savoring every single moment of this season and will continue to push our kids to reach their maximum potential, “said Lisath. “Although we have struggled out the gate, I believe we are starting to figure it all out.”
He also said he’s been thankful to his family and the community for their role in his coaching stints.
“I’ve been blessed with great players, coaches, and administrations over the years, and I had the opportunity to build lifetime memories and relationships with a lot of people,” he said.