Former Head Basketball Coach Jim Kerwin

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Coach Kerwin passed away last Friday. Be sure to go read the obit...
In lieu of flowers or donations, please go yell at a random basketball official in his memory...
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But for a guy named Homer, Jim would have been in our HOF.
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sealhall74 wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:51 am But for a guy named Homer, Jim would have been in our HOF.
I still cringe every time I see Homer on TV. :evil:
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Necks2003 wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:54 pm
sealhall74 wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:51 am But for a guy named Homer, Jim would have been in our HOF.
I still cringe every time I see Homer on TV. :evil:
Homer made a good living recruiting tall kids from across the pond. Still making a good living as Associate AD at Valpo.
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sealhall74 wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:04 pm
Necks2003 wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:54 pm
sealhall74 wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:51 am But for a guy named Homer, Jim would have been in our HOF.
I still cringe every time I see Homer on TV. :evil:
Homer made a good living recruiting tall kids from across the pond. Still making a good living as Assistant AD at Valpo.
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sealhall74 wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:51 am But for a guy named Homer, Jim would have been in our HOF.
Agree, Jim doesn't get enough credit for what he did while he was WIU's coach
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meganeck wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:35 pm
sealhall74 wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:51 am But for a guy named Homer, Jim would have been in our HOF.
Agree, Jim doesn't get enough credit for what he did while he was WIU's coach
I'm sure we would have had at least one, maybe a few NCAA tournament appearances if it weren't for the Drew family and the crew of big eastern european guys they always had.
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Great man and coach; started going to games around '98. I'm wearing purple and gold today to gonor his memory.
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From 1999 and beyond, the program did go into a abit of a tailspin. Hard to say what may have caused the downturn in success. I suspect it was less what WIU did and more what other teams did, i.e. a powershift in the conference. ORU and Oakland joined Valpo as the teams to beat, Jim may looked into the future with the talent level on hand and said, now is a good time to leave before the shit really hits the fan. Really smart coaches know when to make that move.
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A short interview with Illini HC Brad Underwood on the impact that Kerwin had on him...

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