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Ex-Tuckerman coach selected to Hall of Fame

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 27, 2014 at 9:46 a.m.

TUCKERMAN — Long-time former Tuckerman High School baseball and basketball coach Morgan Gilbert has been elected into the National High School Hall of Fame.

Gilbert is currently the only coach in the nation to win 1,000 games in both high school baseball and basketball. He spent 48 years in coaching, the last 40 at Tuckerman before retiring last year.

Gilbert ranks sixth all-time in baseball coaching victories with a 1,030 and is seventh all-time in basketball with 1,077 wins. His teams reached the state basketball tournament 38 times and the state baseball tournament 39 times.

The induction ceremony will be July 2 in Boston.

Gilbert will also be inducted into the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame on July 11th in Hot Springs.


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