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Keeping the Nostalgia Alive Show!

October 25, 2017

Indiana High School Basketball, Coach Butcher, Coach Biggs, and the Loogootee Lions!

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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