Legendary coach Ed Heintschel retiring from St. John's Jesuit after 40 years

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Legendary coach Ed Heintschel announced his retirement as the St. John's Jesuit boys basketball coach after 40 years at the helm.

Ed Heintschel shakes hands with Lima Senior after St. John's Jesuit's loss to the Spartans during the 2015-16 boys basketball season.

He finishes his career ranked 4th in All-Time Wins in the state of Ohio with a 725-224 record, and is the only coach in the state to accumulate 700+ wins at one institution at the Division I level. 

Heintschel won 16 district championships and 17 league championships, advancing to the Ohio state title game three times.

He joined St. John's Jesuit in 1974 as an English teacher, freshman football coach and junior varsity coach, taking the helm as head coach and athletic director five years later.

The school has named assistant coach Mike Schoen as the new head coach. Schoen has coached and worked at St. John's for the past 10 years.