Congratulations to Coach Priester!

February 15, 2024

Hall of Fame

Coach Fred Priester will be inaugurated into the VHSL Hall of Fame as a member of the 2024 class! This is a huge honor and we are so proud of Coach Priester who has coached countless young women throughout his career. The press release from VHSL, published Friday, February 23, is as follows:

FRED PRIESTER, McLean and Oakton High School, Coach, Basketball

He currently owns 800 career wins as he enters tonight’s Region 6D championship game against Centreville ... he joins West Springfield’s Bill Gibson (838 wins) coaches in VHSL girls basketball history with 800 wins ... only legendary R.E. Lee (now Staunton) boys coach Paul Hatcher has more wins with 897 ... he has led his Oakton teams to nine Final Fours and reached four state finals (2000, 2007, 2012, 2017) winning the state title in 2012 with a perfect 31-0 record ... has won numerous coach of the year honors and was named head coach of the East team in the prestigious McDonald’s All-America game in 2013.


800th Win

Coach Fred Priester, Oakton's girls basketball coach since the 1994-1995 season, secured his 800th win of his career on Monday, February 12. Congratulations, coach! 

For more information, you can read the article on GazetteLeader.