SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATORS
|2010-Present||Pat McKee||Columbus North|
High School: Dana (Helt Township) 1953
College: DEPAUW UNIVERSITY 1957
Inducted into HOF 2008
Valedictorian of Dana High School class of 1953, graduated from DePauw University 1957 . . . taught in Illinois before returning to Indiana as Director of the News Bureau and Sports Information and later as Director of Public Relations at DePauw . . . named Promotion Coordinator for The Indianapolis Star & News in 1988, also assuming directorship of the Indiana All-Star Basketball games . . . created The Star’s Mr. Football program in 1992 and Indiana Junior All-Star teams in 1996 . . . established first live telecast of the Indiana-Kentucky games as well as TV network . . . produced record revenue ($143,500) for charity from an All-Star doubleheader in Indianapolis . . . started the Indiana All-Star Reunion Recognition program . . . retired from The Star in 2000 but continued as All-star games director until retiring in September 2007 . . . welcomed over 500 Indiana All-Stars over 20 years . . . previously Special Projects Coordinator for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association . . . awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash distinction by Governor O’Bannon . . . serves as a Stephen Minister in his United Methodist Church.
High school: Christian Brothers (St. Louis, Mo.) 1977
College: University of Missouri 1980
Silver Medal and HOF Induction 2008
A native of St. Louis, attended the University of Missouri and graduated with honors … moved to Indiana in 1980, initially as part of an administrative fellowship program with the Indiana Pacers … later worked for Indiana Sports Weekly, then joined the staff of The Indianapolis Star in 1982 … received numerous professional awards more than 26 years at The Star, including the Silver Medal and induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 and induction into the Indiana Sportswriters & Sportscasters Hall of Fame in 2009 … Other honors included the ISSA’s Corky Lamm Award as Sportswriter of the Year, the Virgil Sweet Award from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association plus awards from the Indiana High School Athletic Association, the National Federation of State High School Associations, the Indiana Football Coaches Association, the Indiana Baseball Coaches Association and the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association … as an avocation, spent two decades as a volunteer coach and program administrator of non-school youth basketball events … earned several state and national awards for service in that program … served as basketball operations committee co-chairman for the 2002 FIBA World Basketball Championship … also served on Indianapolis’ local organizing committee for several Big Ten Championships … was a women’s basketball assistant coach at Butler University for four seasons (1984-88) … Became varsity girls basketball coach at Columbus North beginning in the 2010-11 season; through seven seasons, his teams have compiled a 166-26 record, including the Class 4A state championship in 2015, 4A state runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2016, and a 4A state final four effort in 2017. Bull Dogs also won the 2012 City Securities Hall of Fame Classic … has served as the IBCA Director of Special Projects since August 2010.
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