Gene Bess, the long time coach of Three Rivers Community college in Poplar Bluff became the first college coach on any level to win 1,000 games. He did it with a 77-60 victory over forest Park last night. He’s now 1,000-258 for his career and is in his 36th season at Three Rivers. In that time, he’s won two national championships (1979,1992)and has gone to the National Junior College Athletics Associaion’s tournament 13 times.