Friends of Basketball


Don Stagen

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations: Armstrong High School

Biography: Don began his teaching career at Armstrong High School in 1958.  That same year, he began keeping the scorebook for Hall of Fame Coach, bob Bezely (inducted in 1995).  He also began driving the team bus for away games.  Don continued his scorekeeping duties through 2011.  The span covered 52 seasons in service of 12 different head coaches.  He continued to drive the team for another 8 years–a total of 60 seasons serving the Trojans!  Don also helped run the Vermillion County Tournament for several years.