Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Coach Norm Stewart
On March 10, 1967, Stewart was named head basketball coach at Mizzou. During his 32-year tenure at the helm Stewart and his teams posted 17 seasons with 20 wins, captured eight Big Eight Conference regular-season championships, six Big Eight Conference post-season tournament titles, and made 16 NCAA Tournament appearances, including two Elite Eights. Under Stewart, the Tigers made five NIT post-season tournament appearances. He was named the 1982 UPI National Coach of The Year, and in 1994, was named Associated Press Coach of the Year.
With 634 Tiger victories under his belt Stewart retired on April 1, 1999. He stepped down having had a hand in over 60% of Missouri's wins. He left the game with an overall coaching record of 731-375 in 38 seasons.
Stewart is recognized as the founder of Coaches vs. Cancer, following his own battle with cancer, a program
He was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1989, and in 2000 was named a Missouri Sports Legend. In 2007, Stewart was elected to the Naismith College Basketball Hall of Fame.
This statue was designed and created by nationally renowned sculptor Harry Weber to represent the sport of basketball in the state of Missouri and to honor the accomplishments of legendary Coach Norm Stewart.
Erected 2013 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is January 20, 1935.
Location. 37° 7.242′ N, 93° 13.01′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60. Marker and statue are outside the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edwin T. "Ned" Reynolds (here, next to this marker); Anthony "Tony" La Russa (here, next to this marker); Richard Albert "Dick" Vermeil (here, next to this marker); Jon Thomas SundvoldDr. Mary Jo Wynn (here, next to this marker); William Charles "Bill" Virdon (here, next to this marker); Thomas Michael "Mike" Shannon (here, next to this marker); Jerry Hughes (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Norm Stewart on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.