Loren Wallace, who retired from a Hall of Fame career as a high school boys basketball coach 15 years ago, has seen two of his former players pass him on the career-wins list.
Given the duo’s passion as players, Wallace isn’t surprised they’ve reached Hall of Fame status themselves. But he didn’t expect both Neil Alexander and Steve Kimbro to follow in his footsteps.
“At the time Neil graduated from high school, I didn’t think he was interested in coaching,” Wallace said of Alexander, who was Kimbro’s teammate at Nokomis in the early 1970s.
“But he went on to play in college, and the game can grow on you. With Kimbro, I could see him getting into coaching. He was a real student of the game, a leader.”
The State Journal Register
Dave Kane, Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2019