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Rochester honors Pete Smith as he's inducted into the Indiana Basketball HOF

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 62nd Men’s Awards Banquet is Wednesday.

The City of Rochester has a special event planned for Wednesday in conjunction with that event as one of the city’s own will be honored at that banquet, 1979 graduate Pete Smith.

Rochester Mayor Trent Odell.

Smith’s coaching history includes time as an assistant at Rochester, South Bend Adams, and Warsaw before becoming head coach at Manchester, Noblesville, Penn, Carmel, and Guerin Catholic. Smith started the basketball program at Guerin Catholic in 2004, where he won state titles in 2012 and 2015.

Smith amassed 389 wins in his career, and a winning percentage of 61%.

Smith has earned numerous honors from the IBCA including District Coach of the Year.  Smith had the honor of being an assistant coach twice for the McDonald’s All-American game, Director of the IN/KY All-Star Series, and a director of 5-Star Summer Basketball Camps for 24 summers. 

The ceremonies on Wednesday include a reception at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Museum in New Castle that afternoon with a banquet that evening at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis.