Garvin "Gary" Filbert

Garvin "Gary" Filbert (HM1DAX)

Location: Springfield, MO 65809 Greene County
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N 37° 7.235', W 93° 13.002'

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Born June 7, 1929 in St. Joseph, MO
to Harold and Fern Filbert
Married to Glenda Hall on March 26, 1983
Father to Scott, Laura, Lisa, Preston, Lydia,
Brian and Brent Filbert, Michael and Terry
Dodson, and Chris Boettcher

Lettered in football, basketball and track at
St. Joseph Benton High School
From 1948-52 served in the U.S. Marine Corps and played basketball and baseball for the San Diego Marines. Selected All-Navy in basketball three times, and played for the All-Marine Championship twice
Three-year varsity basketball letterman for the Missouri Tigers
Athletic Director, Head Boys Basketball Coach at Mexico High School, posting a 260-110 record. Teams qualified for the State Tournament seven times, won 24 Tournament titles, and six conference championships
In 1969 became the first coach of the Missouri Western State College Men's Basketball team, led the team to a 210-144 record, three NAIA National Tournament appearances, and was a three-time Missouri NAIA District Coach of the Year selection
In 1981-82 was selected as the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division 11 Coach of the Year for the Midwest District
As Mizzou's Assistant Coach from 1981-85, helped guide the Tigers to a Number 2 ranking in NCAA Division I polls and a Number 1 seed in the 1982 NCAA Tournament
University of Missouri Assistant Director of Athletics in 1985-88
Executive Director of the Show-Me State Games, took the Games from 3,200 participants to over 36,000 participants, and increased funding from $200,000 to over $1.2 million.
2002-2010 Executive Secretary of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association
Worked with founder John Q. Hammons in creating the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
Inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1989 and into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2005

Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
January 2011
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceMemorial
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed2011
Placed ByMissouri Sports Hall of Fame
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 480749 N 4108271
Decimal Degrees37.12058333, -93.21670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 7.235', W 93° 13.002'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 7' 14.1000" N, 93° 13' 0.1200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)417
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Springfield MO 65809, US
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