Virgil Sweet

 

Museum Hours

Mon - Sat 10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday (December thru February)
Open Sunday 1pm to 5pm (March thru November)

We will be closed on                             Monday, May 30th
In observance of Memorial Day

Admission:
Adults and Teens $5
Children age 5-12 $3

Location:
408 Trojan Lane
New Castle IN 47362

Mailing Address:
One Hall of Fame Court
New Castle IN 47362

 

 

Virgil Sweet

High School: Covington 1945

College: EASTERN ILLINOIS 1950

Inducted 1987

Coached H.S. teams to 342 victories in 25-yr career...20 of those were spent at Valparaiso where his sectional tourney record was 48-6...twice coached Vikings to final 8...noted for fielding fundamentally sound teams, especially in free-throw shooting...his 1963-64 team shot .792 for season, a national high school team record...member of that team, Mike Copper, set an individual record for high school players by hitting 409 consecutive free throws without leaving the line...coached 2 H.S. All-Americans and 54 players who went on to college ball...16 became coaches.

Virgil Sweet


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