Tom Tvrdy stepping down as Seward girls basketball coach

Tvrdy compiled a 470-183 overall record with the Blue Jays in 18 seasons.
Tom Tvrdy

After 18 years at Seward, Tom Tvrdy is stepping down as its girls basketball coach.

Tvrdy says the decision is not easy, but one he had to make with his wife commuting to Lincoln every day to teach at Southwest High School.

Tvrdy compiled a 470-183 overall record with the Blue Jays.

“The thing I’ll remember the most is the relationships,” Tvrdy told Channel 8. “I remember telling the kids it’s the gift that keeps on giving. And that’s part of building the right culture. I’ve heard a number of wise coaches that have said that you can look at a team on the court, how hard they play, and it’s a direct reflection of the culture and the relationship among those players. So that was always extremely important to me.”

He’s most known for leading one of the most dominant stretches of any sport from 2009-2012 when his team’s claimed four-straight state championships and put together a win streak of 104 games.

Tvrdy took a season off in 2013 before returning to the bench the following year. He helped guide the Blue Jays to three more state tournaments from 2017-2019.

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