Heaton Elected to Indiana Basketball HOF

Bloomfield's John Heaton Elected to Indiana Basketball HOF
Posted on 11/28/2017

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
One Hall of Fame Court
New Castle, IN 47362

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors announces
the 2018 Men’s Induction Class to be honored on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Name                High School                Graduation
Steve Brett Loogootee    1967
Harold Cox Kokomo     1954
Marty Echelbarger Muncie Central 1963
Rod Freeman Anderson     1969
Bill Greve Waveland     1955
John Heaton Bloomfield     1958
Jimmie Howell Lapel     1972
Larry Parks * Arlington 1958
Carl Short I ndianapolis Manual 1956
Earl Smith, Jr. Gary Roosevelt 1952
John Wellemeyer Huntingburg     1967
David “Poncho” Wright Indianapolis John Marshall1978

Silver Medal
Bob Lovell            Plainfield          1969

Centennial Award
Gene Thomas * Fortville     1918

* indicates deceased

Indiana Basketball HOF announces 57th induction class

(New Castle) – Encompassing success on the Indiana basketball landscape including high school state championship players and coaches, college national championship players, All-Americans, international professional careers and outstanding contributions to the sport and our state, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces their 57th

John Heaton coached Indiana high school teams to 418 wins in 33 seasons as a head coach, including a trip to the state finals.  A 1958 graduate of Bloomfield High School, where he played under HOF coach Guy Glover, he attended Indiana University before a career in education.  Leading Eastern Greene to a 1968 Wabash Valley Tournament runner-up finish in his first head coaching stint, he won an undefeated conference championship among two seasons at Southwestern (Shelby).  In 11 seasons at Silver Creek, his teams won 154 games, four sectionals and five conference titles, before leading Shelbyville to 211 wins, 11 sectionals, five regional titles and a trip to the 1986 state finals as their coach from 1983-2000.  A Past President of the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, he was an assistant coach for the 1995 Indiana All-Star team.  Employed in education for 42 years, he is retired and lives in Shelbyville.

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 57th Annual Men’s Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  The day’s events will 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.
Reservations are available online now or through mail order in early 2018.  Call the Hall at 765-529-1891, visit www.hoopshall.com or email info@hoopshall.com for more information.

MEDIA: For further information or assistance on inductees, contact Indiana Basketball HOF Operations Manager Julie Lacy (julie@hoopshall.com) or Executive Director Chris May (chris@hoopshall.com) at (765) 529-1891.
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