Norm Stewart - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 07.220 W 093° 12.999
15S E 480753 N 4108243
Quick Description: Bust of former University of Missouri basketball coach on the grounds of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2011 3:12:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMD6QE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The bronze bust of Norm Stewart is on a stone and concrete pedestal with an informational plaque.

From Wikipedia:

"Norman E. "Norm)" Stewart (born January 20, 1935) is a retired American college basketball coach. He coached at the University of Northern Iowa (then known as State College of Iowa) from 1961 to 1967, but is best known for his career with the University of Missouri from 1967 until 1999. He retired with an overall coaching record of 731-375 in 38 seasons. The court at Mizzou Arena (and previously at the Hearnes Center) is named in his honor."

From plaque:

Norman E. Stewart

Born in Leonard, Mo in 1935 to
Kenneth and Leona Stewart
Attended Shelbyville High school
and the University of Missouri - Columbia
Married to Virginia Zimmerley
Father to Jeffrey, Lindsey Scott, and Laura

All-State High School basketball player
Scored 2,000 points at Shelbyville High School
All-Conference basketball player at Mizzou
Helms Foundation Basketball All-American
Pitcher on Mizzou's 1954 National Championship Team
Played professionally with the St. Louis Hawks
Played professionally with the Baltimore Orioles organization
Northern Iowa head basketball coach for 6 years
University of Missouri head basketball coach for 32 years
AP Big 8 Conference All-Time Coach
Eight Big 8 Conference Championships
Six Big 8 Conference Post Season Championships
Five Big 8 Conference Pre-Season Championships
National Coach of the Year - 1993-94
Seven-time Big 8 Coach of the Year
UPI National Coach of the Year - 1982
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame - 1989
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame
731 Career Head Coaching Wins

Recognized As A
Missouri Sports Legend
October 2000

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