One would be hard-pressed to find a man who has had a better week than Camden Hills Regional High School boys basketball coach Jeff Hart.

Hart has coached the Windjammers 36 years and has racked up numerous accolades over close to four decades guiding young men along the journey to maximizing their potential.

And recently, in the span of four days, Hart reached a pair of significant milestones.

On Monday, Hart was announced as an inductee into the prestigious Maine Basketball Hall of Fame: Class of 2018.

And, to top it off, on Thursday night, Jan. 8 against Morse, the hard-nosed play of the Windjammers earned their coach his 500th career victory in a 51-38 road triumph.

Hart began his high school coaching career in the early 1980s and since that time, he has amassed 28 regional playoff appearances, 10 regional championships, six state championships and three undefeated seasons, along with many league crowns. He also is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, in addition to the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame.

The veteran coach, who always puts his team ahead of individual accolades — despite how deserving they may be — said he is “truly grateful for the opportunity to coach for as long as I have.”

“I really don’t think much of this as hit me as the most important thing on my mind is this year’s team,” he said. “They are making huge strides and I just want to focus on them. I’ve got time to reflect on everything that has happened after the season.”

The Windjammers prepare for their first postseason game in four seasons, which will be against Cony of Augusta on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center.

In Thursday's regular-season finale, Camden Hills led 16-11 after the first quarter and extended its advantage over Morse 33-20 at halftime and 41-30 after three quarters.

Daniel Peabody tossed in 16 points to pace the Windjammers, while John Curtin added nine; Noah Heidorn, seven; Michael Kremin, six; Michael McGeady five; Ionut Lodge, four; and Jesse Fraser and Trajan Gilson, two.

Thomas Warren netted 12 points for the Shipbuilders, while Tyreik Foster added 11; Parker Onorato, 10; Dominic Green and Lukas Osterhaut, two; and Josh Doughty, one.

Camden Hills finished 6-of-14 (43 percent) from the foul line, while Morse was 3-of-10 (30 percent).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (11-7, 81.1728 points) is fifth, while Hampden Academy (17-1, 170.4938 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.