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Keeping the Nostalgia Alive Show!

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1973 New Albany Bulldogs -IHSAA State Champions! New Albany, Coached by a young Kirby Overman! An outstanding interview with a great basketball mind. Coach Overman has over 400 high school basketball victories! We had too much to talk about, this is part one of a 2 two-part interview! Check out all of our other interviews at keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com Become a patron of our program, and help us keep the nostalgia alive!

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Stories of an amazing career in coaching, including John Wooden, Phil Eskew, and an amazing life! Did you know why you can't use walkie-talkies as a coach? You'll find the funny reason why in this episode. Coach Jim Powers is 93 and is sharp as a tack in helping to share his memories and helping to keep the nostalgia alive! If you'd like to donate to our program, please feel free to do so @keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com and click the patron button! Thanks, I love doing, sharing, and keeping the nostalgia alive.

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A fun interview with John Wellemeyer, who was just announced to be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame this coming March 2018. John is a man of few words who had brilliant careers at both Huntingburg High School, and as a Purple Ace of the University of Evansville! Sit back and enjoy our conversation with this 1971 NCAA champion! He was an outstanding all-around athlete who now loves spending time with his 5 grandchildren!

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Coach Wagoner went full circle, from a student, player, coach, assistant coach, and head coach! Upon the completion of that circle, he brought a state championship to Loogootee! Listen, share, and enjoy....

 
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Coach Rick Reeves spends over an hour with us keeping the nostalgia alive! Coach Reeves was a Garrett Railroader, who went on and had a long and outstanding coaching career in both Michigan and Indiana. This will also be his 18th year on the Purdue Boilermaker scorers table! 

He coached in both MI and IN high school state tournaments and won at the Regional level in both states which put my team in the Indiana Semi-state and the MI quarter-finals of which both were played at collegiate arenas. 
 While in MI, his Reed City HS Coyotes played in the State Finals in 1982 on the floor of Crisler Arena,
 Ann Arbor(home of U. of MI Wolverines basketball)
 and while at West Lafayette HS in Indiana, he coached played in the 1989 semi-state at Mackey Arena, home of the Purdue Boilermakers,
 
He was able to coach great kids at two collegiate(Big Ten venues) in  two different states in that state's high school boys basketball tournament at the level of Semi-state or beyond. Not that many are that fortunate to be able to coach/play in those collegiate venues. Sit back, relax, share, and enjoy! Once again if you'd like to become a contributor or patron to our show and would like to donate.....Go to our page and do so today! Billy - Kepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com
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This author is passionate at age 23, I thought I was passionate just shy of 50! I just ordered mine on Amazon, please do the same...Don't get Dad of Grandpa a tie for his birthday or holidays get him this book...

 

No one in this world plays the game of basketball quite like the people of Indiana. The game has brought communities together for over a century. From 1945 to 1965 is arguably the "Golden Age" of Indiana High School hoops. Many big schools dominated the game at this time, but in rare circumstances, a small school would sneak in and steal some thunder. In between 1959 and 1961, the Union Township Tigers of southeastern LaPorte County did just that. Union Township High School was not like most small rural schools in Indiana. It rested in the shadow of the 13,000 acres Kingsbury Ordnance Plant built for WWII in 1938. The government built the town of Kingsford Heights sprung up within the township in 1940. Over 1,000 people moved there in just a few years."The Heights" was unique. There were white kids and black kids growing up together in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. These kids grew up with Union Township's charismatic coach who saw no skin color and coached unlike any other. This earned him the notorious nickname of "Wild" Bill Yates. Those Were The Days is a creative nonfiction narrative based on the real players, coaches and games that made up this exciting time and place in Indiana Basketball.

 

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Coach Keevin Biggs has a passion for the game, and with a passion for Indiana high school basketball why not coach with a legend?He sat on the bench as Coach Butchers right-hand man for 13 years! He also had a chance with Coach Butcher to coach against some of the best coaches in Indiana: Jim Jones at French Lick, Guy Glover at Bloomfield, Joe Todrank at Barr-Reeve, Gunner Wyman & Gene Miller at Vincennes, Charlie Denbo at Orleans, Danny Bush at Bedford, J R Holmes at Mitchell & Bloomington South, Stan Neal at Washington,Tom Beach at Forest Park, and many more. Coach Biggs worked several weeks of summer camp for several years for Gene Keady at Purdue. His summer program was operated by Bruce Weber, who went on to Illinois, etc. Coach Biggs would usually see Bob Knight come to watch a time or two, each year when they played Bloomington North, or he was scouting someone. He would usually stop by the dressing room and say, "Hello" to Jack. His son, Ryan went to camps for several years at IU, Purdue, and to the camp, Larry Bird & Jim Jones had at French Lick with several sons of Celtic players. Ryan was also in the "Small Town" video, made by John Mellencamp at IU. Coach Biggs tells all in this interview, a detailed look back at the amazing tradition and history of Loogootee High School Basketball! He also chats about both the legend that is Coach Jack Butcher and how his son Bill Butcher has all that's necessary to be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame alongside his Father! Enjoy this interview and for others go to Keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com and listen to our huge library of shows! Please while you're there help us keep keeping the nostalgia alive and donate to keep our program on the air!
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Coach Jim Jones shares his story of a 45 plus year career of coaching Indiana High School Basketball! Stories of Larry Bird, rivalries, and the passion that is basketball in the state of Indiana....With 680 victories Coach Jones, who was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 is outstanding in keeping the nostalgia alive! Please check out our sponsor Thedunkcollection.com, and if you'd like to be a supporter of our show - please donate and become a patron... This is our first show since Hurricane Harvey, I have a passion for the game.....Please listen, share, and enjoy!!! Billy

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Did this interview before his induction into the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield! Well deserved - sit back relax, share, and enjoy!

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I was nervous, but rightfully so, what a legend! Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Check out our library of shows at keepingthenostalgiaalive.podean.com... Help support our efforts become a patron......

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