IUPUI adds Hall of Famer

The IUPUI Athletics Department and Head Basketball Coach Todd Howard announced that Indiana Basketball Hall of Famer Basil Mawbey has joined the staff as Senior Advisor. Mawbey, who won two IHSAA State Championships as a coach, will begin duties immediately.

Mawbey amassed a 675-259 record in a 39-year high school career that spanned seven stops. He had 33 straight winning seasons from 1977-2010 and was the 1986 Indiana All-Star Coach. He won his first IHSAA state title in 1983 at Connersville High School and later won the 2003 crown at Lewis Cass. His 2003 squad was undefeated, becoming just the seventh team in state history to go unblemished. He was later Indiana’s nominee for the National Coach of the Year award.

His coaching stops included West Washington (1970-72), Delta (1972-74), Angola (1974-79), Connersville (1979-86), Kokomo (1986-2000), Lewis Cass (2000-08) and Broad Ripple (2009-10). More than 400 of his 675 career wins came at Connersville and Kokomo. In all, he totaled 24 sectional, 11 regional and four semi-state crowns and coached Kokomo to an IHSAA state runner-up finish in 1989.

Mawbey is the founder and director of the longest running coaches clinic in the state of Indiana, spanning more than 30 years. He’s a frequent speaker at various camps and clinics, having made more than 150 presentations, including eight in Australia.

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