Cerro Gordo County Iowa
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Thursday, March 04, 2010
DES MOINES - Three former basketball coaches and seven players will join the Iowa High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame at the Boys' State Basketball Tournament next week at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
The presentations will be Saturday evening at the intermission of the Class 4A championship game.
Profiles of the new Hall of Fame class follow.
BOB JOSTEN, Webster City
BOB HORNER, Mason City - A New Jersey native, Mr. Horner came to Iowa following graduation from Lakewood High School. He attended North Iowa Area Community College and earned his B.S. degree from Upper Iowa University. After teaching and coaching junior high at West Hancock, he started his varsity coaching career with three years at West Bend-Mallard and six years at Lake Mills, logging a combined record of 168-76 with his 1986 Lake Mills team making the State Tournament. From 1987 through 2004 he directed Mason City to 221 wins, five conference titles and five State Tournament appearances including back-to-back championships in 1996 and 1997. He took a career mark of 389-263 when he returned to coach North Butler this year. He and his wife Bev raised three girls - Tracy, Heather and Kristin, and a son Jeff, who scored 2,194 career points, holds a state high of 12 three-point goals in a game and state best of 760 career treys prior to staring at the University of Iowa.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2016