Ed Fritz, legendary BVNW basketball coach, taking on North Kansas City rebuild

Ed Fritz, North Kansas City
Posted at 4:04 PM, Apr 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 10:06:07-04

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — North Kansas City High School has a new boy’s basketball coach.

Ed Fritz introduced himself to his new team Friday, calling it the right time for him to take on “a new challenge.”

“I'm so thankful for my run and Blue Valley Northwest,” Fritz told a small contingent of reporters. “I gave them my heart [and] soul.”

Fritz departed Blue Valley Northwest this offseason, where in 17 seasons he won five state titles, narrowly missing out on a ninth appearance this season.

“When I came up here and saw the atmosphere of the school... I couldn't be more excited,” Fritz added.

NKC struggled in 2020, finishing with a 9-13 record.