VASJ Vikings Basketball 2020-21 Official Thread


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Usually I post this once football season gets underway but due to quarantine and the crazy news that began back in late February there has been some news. Below is a quick recap of a forgetful 2019-20 campaign.

Vikes finish with worst record in recent memory at 8-15

2/22: NCL and member schools announced that the 19/20 season was the last year for the league as teams will play as independents starting the 2020/21 school year

2/25: VASJ announces HC Babe Kwasniak suspension time due to insubordinate conduct towards an admin then falls in the Sectional Semi’s for the first time ever, ends a district final appearance that dates back to 2005, and snaps the schools 7 straight District titles and Regional appearances.

2/26: HC Babe Kwasniak fired due to insubordinate conduct towards an Admin leaving some backlash towards AD Elvis Grbac.

3/5 Bill Cervenik resigns as school president.

5/6: Grbac announces the hiring of Orange HS’s basketball coach Ashen Ward VASJ c/o 2008 as (I believe) the 7th Head Coach in program history. Played under Dave Wojciechowski from 2005-08 and was a key member of the 2006 State Runner Up team and the 2007, 2008 Final Four teams.

With a drama filled season behind us and the hopes that we will be able to pack the Viking Village come December once the Covid-19 pandemic is hopefully contained, we shall see how this new era comes about and many having good feelings that the program is in good hands and will continue the successful tradition of VASJ basketball. Once details of the schedule come out, I’ll post them right here. Stay safe everyone!


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He transferred to Warrensville Heights who have now been bumped up to D2. Players have the right to do what they want - good luck at Heights. He could have finished his Viking career as the all time leading scorer.


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Come this winter, the court at The Palace will have a slightly different look this season. Clark’s 32 number color has been changed from blue to red, the addition of the block V logo in the corners near mid court, and script Vikings no longer below the foul line.


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Thanks. Have 5 in D1 and a court made out of wood . . . if you count anything below D1 you're just foolin' yourself