Gene Thomas

 

Gene Thomas

High School: Fortville 1918

College: Indiana University 1923

Inducted 2018

1918 graduate of Fortville High School and 1923 graduate of Indiana University, he is the only four-sport letter winner in the history of IU and graduated with an unprecedented 10 varsity letters in basketball, football, baseball and track…  was head coach of Marion High School’s 1926 Indiana high school basketball state champion, leading Hall of Famers Charles “Stretch” Murphy, Robert Chapman and teammates to a title victory over Martinsville and a young John Wooden…  he then coached Kalamazoo Central High School to two Michigan basketball state championships in 1932 and 1939, becoming the only coach to win high school basketball state titles in Michigan and Indiana.

Gene Thomas


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