Boone, Iowa: Legendary Regis University men's basketball head coach Lonnie Porter is adding yet another honor to his name, this time for his high school playing career. Porter will be inducted into the prestigious Iowa High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame on March 9th.
Porter, who prepped his final two seasons at Waterloo East High School, is now in his 36th season at the helm at Regis. Porter was a starting guard for Waterloo East HS coach Murray Weir and led them to a Iowa state runner-up finish in 1960. The following season he led them back to the state tournament and subsequently earned all-state honors.
The festivities will be in conjunction with the Iowa Class 4A State Championship game held at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Des Moines. Porter and the other five inductees, which include major league baseball player Casey Blake, will be honored at halftime of the contest.
Porter went on to earn NAIA All-America honors at Adams State where he scored 1,624 points, which is sixth all-time at Adams State. He led the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in scoring three times, while guiding the Grizzlies to two conference titles.
Porter has amassed 525 wins at Regis but his work off-the-court is just as astounding. He has earned many civic honors for his community outreach, specifically the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy that he began in 1996.
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