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The Journal Gazette

Friday, February 02, 2018 10:50 pm

Scott Kreiger resigns from Canterbury

JOSH PATTERSON | For The Journal Gazette

Longtime Canterbury basketball coach Scott Kreiger, who led the Cavaliers girls program to four state titles, informed the Journal Gazette Friday night that he has submitted his resignation from Canterbury School effective at the end of this school year.

Kreiger, who moved from the girls program to the boys after the 2012 season, cited wanting to be close to his children. His three eldest children all reside in Florida, and his youngest, Cam, will attend Florida Gulf Coast University this fall.

Ironically, Kreiger will teach next year at Canterbury School – this one located in Fort Myers, Fla.

“With all four of our kids down there, we thought that if we could find a way to make it happen, we would like to be there with them,” Kreiger said. “I connected with (Canterbury School in Fort Myers) and had some good conversations, and they offered me a teaching position in December.”

Kreiger, currently 68-71 in his sixth season coaching the Canterbury boys, has won three sectionals and one regional championship during his tenure. That followed up one of the more impressive resumes in Fort Wayne coaching history, as his 13-year stint guiding the Cavaliers girls program included 12 sectional, six regional, four semistate and four state championships.

As of now, Kreiger will not coach basketball in Florida next year, though he has not ruled it out if a position were to come open.

“They would like me to coach, but they aren’t currently looking for a coach,” Kreiger said. “They’re trying to figure out a way to slot me into a coaching position. I don’t think I could quit it cold turkey, I just don’t know what the future holds.”