Three Rivers to Honor Gene Bess for 1,200-Win Milestone

Feb 04, 2015
Coach Bess Gene, Three Rivers Men's Basketball

Coach Bess Gene, Three Rivers Men’s Basketball. Recently won his 1200 game.

Three Rivers College will hold a ceremony to honor Coach Gene Bess for achieving 1,200 lifetime wins as coach of the Raiders basketball team on Saturday, February 7, in the Bess Activity Center on the college’s campus in Poplar Bluff, following the Raiders game against State Fair Community College. The game begins at 7 p.m. All interested media outlets are invited to attend.

The ceremony will include a presentation of the game ball from Coach Bess’ historic 1,200th win. There will also be presentations from Three Rivers College, the Three Rivers Booster Club, and distinguished guests such as State Senator Doug Libla and State Representative Steve Cookson.

Bess is the only coach in all of college basketball to achieve 1,200 lifetime wins, and is now one of the top five highest-winning coaches in all of basketball. Bess achieved his milestone win with a 91-51 win vs. State Fair Community College on January 8, 2015, in Sedalia, Missouri.