Inductee — Steve De Groote

Steve De Groote

Class of 2016

Birthplace: West Vigo High School 

Coach

Biography: 

Steve DeGroote graduated from Twin Rivers High School in Bode, Iowa. He completed his college degree at William Penn College where he played baseball, basketball, and football. He coached 6 seasons at Corwith Lesley High School in Corwith, Iowa before coming to Indiana State University as an assistant baseball coach from 1980 – 1985.  In 1993, Steve took over the West Vigo High School program and coached there until 2013. During that time he won 10 sectional titles, 5 regional championships, and 1 semi-state crown while compiling an overall record of 441 – 118. His 2009 team was the state – runner up. He won 11 Western Indiana conference titles, coached 12 D1 players, and had 3 players drafted out of high school. He also coached cross-country, boys and girl’s basketball, and football.