Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Garvin “Gary” Filbert
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
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
Erected 2011 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Location. 37° 7.235′ N, 93° 13.002′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 East Stan Musial Drive, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith (here, next to this marker); Dan Dierdorf (here, next to this marker); "The Boy and The Man" John Kadlec (here, next to this marker); Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog (a few steps from this marker); Louis Clark Brock (a few steps from this marker); Russell William "Rusty" Wallace (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .
1. Gary Filbert Obituary. (Submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Gary Filbert, Missouri Sports Legend. (Submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Show-Me State Games renames Hall of Honor after Gary Filbert. (Submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.