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1965 Pierceton graduate Coach Garth Cone on 60th Indiana Basketball HOF induction class

A Kosciusko County graduate who went on to a historic coaching career will be part of the upcoming induction class at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

 

The board of directors of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame announced their 60th induction class, to be honored in ceremonies in 2022. 

 

The late Garth Cone attained small school success as the noted coach of Alexandria High School.  Leading the Tigers’ program from 1977 until his untimely death at the age of 63 in 2010, Cone’s teams won 419 games (61%), along with 16 Central Indiana Conference titles, five sectionals, three regionals, a semi-state and the 1998 IHSAA 2A championship. 

 

Three of his team’s sectional titles (1989, 1994 and 1995) came in the one-class state tournament played at Anderson, each of them with small-school Alexandria knocking out the host Indians. 

 

An assistant coach of the 1995 Indiana All-Stars, he served as President of the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. 

 

He was a 1965 graduate of Pierceton High School and a 1969 graduate of Taylor University, where he played under Hall of Fame coach Don Odle.

 

Cone was inducted into the Taylor University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.

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