Inductee — Gary DeHaven

dehaven_gary_14Gary DeHaven

Class of 2014

Birthplace: West Layayette, IN



Gary is a native of Huntington, Indiana and served in the coaching profession for 42 years with 37 of those being in the role of a head coach.  He spent four seasons at Hamilton High School, 7 years at Kankakee Valley High School, and the last 26 campaigns at Benton Central.  During those times he compiled a 601 win and 429 loss record.  He won 15 Sectional titles, 1 Regional crown, and 12 conference championships.  He was IHSBCA District Coach of the Year 4 times and conference COTY 9 times.  He coached 3 players that were drafted and sent numerous players to the collegiate level.  Eight of his players were selected All Stars and he has served as an All Star coach.  He also served the IHSBCA in various committee and district representative roles.