Ed Wise knows basketball.
Wise achieved unprecedented success over nearly 20 seasons as a varsity head coach at Pine Grove, Tamaqua, Freedom and Lehighton, leading each school to the district playoffs at least once.
In addition to countless team achievements, Wise also produced seven 1,000-point scorers during his time at the four schools.
After his lengthy coaching tenure, Wise turned in his clipboard for a whistle, becoming a PIAA basketball official.
Having been around basketball for most of his life, the transition was almost seamless.