In six seasons, Sean Collins compiled a 111-51 record and led Schalick to three Tri-County Classic titles and a South Jersey Group 1 championship. Sparked by standout guard Paul Gause, Schalick won the sectional crown and set a school record for wins in 2004-05, putting together a 25-5 record.
Before Collins' arrival, in 2001-02, Schalick had just two winning seasons since the program started in 1976-77. After Schalick compiled a 6-17 record in his in his first year, the Cougars went 23-5, 20-6, 25-5, 21-7 and 16-11.
Collins will remain as a health and physical education teacher at Schalick and will be a volunteer assistant for the football team.
Sanders to Indiana (Pa.). Shawnee's Julian Sanders, a 6-foot-3 swingman who was The Inquirer's South Jersey player of the year, will attend Division II Indiana (Pa.) University on a full scholarship.
Sanders, who scored 2,056 career points and led Shawnee to a 92-19 record in his four years as a starter, had been recruited by several Division I schools, including Morehead State, St. Bonaventure, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Richmond and St. Peter's.
"But a lot of things didn't work out," Sanders said yesterday. Out of that group, only St. Peter's offered a scholarship and that was partial, Sanders said.
He said he was excited about going to Indiana.
"I like the campus and they're rebuilding - like Shawnee was in my freshman year - and I think I can make an impact like I did at Shawnee," he said.
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