Men’s Basketball becomes Suburban League Champions


The Revere Men’s Basketball team became Suburban League Champions after a successful 2022-23 season with a final record of 19-5.

Out of eight schools, Revere was ranked first at the end of their regular season. The eight schools in the Suburban League include Aurora, Barberton, Copley, Cuyahoga Falls, Highland, Kent Roosevelt, Tallmadge and Revere. 

Revere Men’s Basketball coach Dean Rahas described how he feels about the achievements of his team this year. 

“I am really proud of our guys. One of our goals every year is to win the Suburban League, and to accomplish that is really special,” Rahas said. 

Rahas has been coaching for Revere for twenty-one years, and this is his sixth league win. 

Last year during the 2021-22 season, Revere finished seventh out of eight places in the Suburban League. Rahas explained why there was such a vast improvement from last year to this year. 

“Our guys put a lot of time into the off season. I think we kind of took our lumps last year, and we gained a lot of valuable experience. We have had some younger players step up too and some [are] first-year Varsity players,” Rahas said.

Senior Captain Chris Muntean explained the large difference between this year and last year’s records. 

“It was a big jump from last year. [We went from] winning seven games to winning nineteen,” Muntean said. 

Senior player Baron Bania explained that the team had more senior leadership this year, which could have also been a factor in why the team performed better. 

“We didn’t lose any seniors [this year]. Last year, we only had one. We have a lot of experience playing together,” Bania said. 

 Bania was named MVP (most valuable player) this year. He explained what it was like to receive this honor. 

“It was just a really good feeling,” Bania said.

Bania explained his favorite part of playing for Revere during his time on the team. 

“[My favorite part has been] making new friends and being able to spend time with them . . . I’ve had fun playing basketball at Revere. It’s been a great time,” Bania said. 

Bania has been playing basketball since he was in fifth grade. Next year, Bania will be studying business at either Kent State University or University of Akron. 

Muntean has been playing since he was four, and next year he will continue playing for Bluffton University, where he will be studying sports management. 

Revere Men’s Basketball won their first playoff game against Woodridge High School but lost to East High School in the second round, and their season has come to an end.

Rahas was recently given the Bob Arnhem Award at the University of Dayton for his commitment to coaching for Revere. Rahas explained what this honor means and why the award was created. 

“The Bob Arnzen Award was created in his honor for any coaches who have dedicated 20 years or more at the same school. Bob Arnzen was a legendary Ohio boys basketball coach at Delphos St. John’s High School for 43 years,” Rahas said. 

 Rahas is proud of his team and the efforts they put in this season. 

“Last year we finished second to last, and we were 7-16. Now we are 19-[5], so that is a pretty big turnaround,” Rahas said. 

Revere Men’s Basketball had a successful season and they will continue to put in the work during the off-season to prepare for the next year. 


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