Duncan inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

Gary Duncan was named a member of the 60th Men’s Induction Class to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

Duncan coached basketball for 21 seasons as head coach at Salem and Southridge where he finished his basketball career in 2010. is a 1963 graduate of Oakland City High School and 1967 graduate of Oakland City College, he spent 21 seasons as head coach at Salem and Southridge high schools. 

Highlighting his 19 years and 279 wins at Southridge were 1985 and 1986 state finals appearances – the 1985 team was the only team in one-class state finals history to reach the final four with no seniors.

His two-year stint at Salem to begin his career included a 20-6 season with 1971 sectional and regional championships in his first season as a head coach. 

In all, his teams won 303 games (.627), eight sectionals, three regionals and two semi-states. 

Duncan retired from coaching in 2010. He was inducted into the Oakland City University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. He and his wife, Donna, reside in Huntingburg.

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 60th Men’s Awards Banquet is scheduled to take place Wednesday, March 23, 2022. The day’s events will include a reception at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame museum in New Castle that afternoon with a banquet that evening at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis.


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