Athletic Hall of Famer "Skip" Collins '65 Noted in Article

Athletic Hall of Famer "Skip" Collins '65 Noted in Article

July 21, 2009

014_AthleticsCeleb_rf.JPGJuly 21, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Harley "Skip" Collins, the former basketball coach at Indiana's Valparaiso High School and 1965 graduate of DePauw University, is cited in a Gary Post-Tribune story on Virgil Sweet, who was Valpo's coach when Collins was a high school hoops player.

John Mutka writes, "Collins, who was recently named to DePauw's Hall of Fame, set a national high school season record by shooting 90 percent from the line at VHS. Outsiders also became disciples of Sweet, who wrote a how-to book, Specifics of Free Throw Shooting. It sold in every state and in six foreign countries, but is no longer in print." (photo: Collins at the Hall of Fame induction dinner, May 2)

The story points out that Collins "piled up 225 victories" as Valparaiso's coach and was also inducted into the high school's hall of fame.

Access the story at the newspaper's Web site.

Read more about Skip Collins and the other 2009 inductees of the DePauw University Athletic Hall of Fame by clicking here and visit the Hall online.