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Highland Coach Norman to be inducted into to the NJCAA Hall of Fame

FREEPORT �� Highland Community College Athletic Director and former men�s basketball coach, Pete Norman, has been selected to be inducted into the National Junior College Athletics Association Region IV Hall of Fame, class of 2010.

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Norman led the men�s basketball team from 1994 to 2009, accumulating a career total 395 wins and 5 berths to the National Tournament in his last 6 years; 11 consecutive Arrowhead championships, including 69 straight conference victories and six straight region titles.

Norman�s Cougars made it into the national record books for the longest winning streak (29 wins) in the nation in 2003-2004. Coach Norman has been named Illinois Basketball "Coach of the Year" 5 times; Region IV "Coach of the Year" 7 times, and Arrowhead Conference "Coach of the Year" 13 times.

Even though Norman built the Highland program into a national powerhouse, he has always been known for his humility and appreciation for the unparalleled following and support from Cougar Nation, Highland�s loyal fan base. funny pictures

In addition to his successes on the court, he is most proud of his student-athletes� accomplishments in the classroom. As an advocate for higher education, Norman inspired his student-athletes to reach their goals-both athletically and academically. Over 90% of Highland's men's basketball players have graduated and transferred to Universities and colleges throughout the United States during his tenure. Several former players are competing professionally. funny images

Reflecting on Norman�s years as head coach, Joe Kanosky said, �The College is very proud of his 15 seasons as coach. Pete came to Highland at a time when the program was in need of revitalization and he surely accomplished that goal. Most importantly, Pete set a precedent that academics matter. He is most respected by the College community for his commitment to helping his players be good students and citizens as well as excellent athletes.� funny photos

Norman will be formally inducted and presented with the NJCAA plaque on March 6th during the Men�s Region IV Championship Game in the Larry F. Kahl Gymnasium on the HCC campus.


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