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2007 MBCA Hall of Fame Inductees

Apr 11, 2007 8:28:00 AM


Jerry coached from 1966 to 1995 at Vianney. His teams won 385 games during his tenure. They were District Champs four times and Conference champs five times. The 1992 team were State Quarterfinalist. His Golden Griffin teams posted the most wins in Vianney High School history. In addition to Basketball he coached baseball from 1967 to 1986. Jerry passed away in January 2007 at the age of 67. He had just finished officiating a Basketball game. He is survived by his wife Diana, daughter Kerrie and sons Ryan and Joe. Both sons coach Basketball in the St. Louis area.

Jerry was nominated by Kevin Walsh Head Basketball Coach at Vianney High School .


Kevin has coached twenty-six years at four schools, two in Iowa and two in Missouri . His teams overall record now stands at 584 “ 225. Fourteen of those teams have been at Cameron High School . During that period his teams have won 14 Conference, 12 District and 21 regular season tournament championships. In 2005-2006 Cameron finished third in the MSHSAA State Tournament. Kevin was honored with the Eddie Ryan Award by the Kansas City Basketball Coaches Association and the Lambert Award as Coach of the Year for the Kansas City area.

His family includes wife Jackie and daughter Heather.


Jerry started Coaching the Notre Dame freshman boys in 1976 and in 1982 took over as the Head Girls Coach. His Girl's teams have won 441 games during that 25 year period. Those teams have won 11 District titles, 5 Final Four appearances, 4 second place finishes and the State Title once. He has been honored as the 2A Coach of the Year 4 times. In 2002 the National Federation of High School Athletic Association named Jerry as the Sectional Coach of the Year. In 2001 he was inducted into the Notre Dame High School Hall of Fame. The court at Notre Dame is to be named in his honor.

His family includes wife Jody and 4 children.

Jerry was nominated by MBCA Hall of Fame member Don Maurer.



Gary started Coaching as an Assistant at Bowling Green High School in 1963. He became the Head Boys Coach in 1966. In 1968 he accepted the Head Boys Coaching position at St. Charles High School . He coached there for 11  years. His Coaching career was put on hold until 1996, while in private business. He then returned to St. Charles for another 11years as the Head Boys Coach, before retiring at the end of the 2007 season. During the 24 years his teams won 412 games, which included 8 District titles, 5 Conference titles and numerous tournament titles. Included in those titles were 16 consecutive victories at the Normandy Tournament for 4 straight titles. His 1975-76 Bowling Green team finished 3rd and his 2006-07 team finished 4th in the MSHSAA State Championships.

Gary and his wife Janie have two daughters Stacey and Christine.

He was nominated by two MBCA Hall of Fame members John Masterson and Dennis Kruse.


Jim played his High School Basketball at Breckenridge , MO gaining All Conference and All District honors during his junior and senior years. He started his Coaching career at North Harrison High School in Eagleville , MO , upon graduation from the University of Missouri . His teams have had winning records at each school where he has served. This includes J. C. Penney High School in Hamilton , MO , St. Joseph Benton High School and for nineteen years at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia , MO. On December 4, 2006 his teams posted their 500th win. Included in the list of victories are 12 District titles, 3 3rd place finishes in the MSHSAA State Tournaments and several top five state rankings. The 2006 & 2007 teams were both ranked Number #1in the state for several weeks. In 1981 Jim was selected the 2A Missouri State Coach of the Year.

Jim is married to wife Lori. He has three sons, Brennan, Blair, Stewart and daughter Sarah.  


Dave graduated from Mehlville High School in 1965 where he was an All-State Basketball player. He attended the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University ), graduating in 1969. Dave was the starting Point Guard for the Tigers. His Coaching career started in 1970 as an Assistant at Christian Brothers College in Memphis . The next stop was as Head Boys Coach at Mehlville High School from 1975 to 1981, where his team won 109 games. He went back to Christian Brothers as Head Men's€™s Coach in 1981. After two years as an Assistant at Major Universities, he was hired as the Head Men's€™s Coach at Austin Peay State University . For the past nine years Dave has also served as Director of Athletics, which is almost unheard of in NCAA Division I programs. His teams have won 271 games at Austin Peay, which include 168 Ohio Valley Conference wins. Dave has been the OVC Coach of the Year 5 times and Tennessee State Sportswriters Association College Coach of the Year twice. His teams have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament 2 times and the NIT twice.

He and his wife Phyllis have four children, David, Todd, Brad and Nicole.

David was nominated by Ken Libby former MBCA President.