John Pfohl has announced he is retiring from coaching the Kolbe Cathedral boys basketball program after 15 years, the school said in an emailed statement today.
Pfohl presided over one of this region’s most dominating runs during his tenure at the school. He took over for in 1993 and over the next 14 seasons Kolbe Cathedral won eight SWC championships in 12 appearances–including six in a row from 1999-2004–and also won two state championships in five appearances.
Pfohl, 43, said he is retiring to watch his four children. Victoria, his oldest, is a freshman at Trumbull. He is strongly recommending assistant C.J. Shamas as his replacement.
“Coach Pfohl has provided tremendous service to the KCHS school community through its basketball program,” principal Jo-Anne Jakab said in the statement. “He has treated the student-athletes with respect and fairness, set the standards high and helped our young men to attain them. His replacement has a strong foundation upon which to build.”