Coach Steve Platt to preview men’s basketball season

Breakfast guests receive free admission to November 8 opener
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2000-11-02
Huntington, Ind.— Huntington College head coach Steve Platt will preview the 2000-2001 men’s basketball season and introduce this year’s squad at the next breakfast meeting of the Huntington College Foundation. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 8, in the Habecker Dining Commons. Platt will also take a look back at last year’s incredible season, in which he led the Foresters to the semi-finals of the NAIA Division II national tournament.

The public is cordially invited to attend. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. The program will conclude by 9:00 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $6 per person. First-time guests are not charged. All attendees will receive free admission to Huntington College basketball team’s home opener that evening, Wednesday, November 8, against Urbana University.

For more information about the Huntington College Foundation’s breakfast series, contact Jim Elliott at (260) 359-4066 or visit www.huntington.edu/foundation.

Steve Platt enters his seventh season as head coach of the Huntington College Forester men's basketball team. If the seventh season is anything like the previous six, then this could be another wonderful year for Huntington College fans. Last season, Coach Platt guided his team to several records; including the most wins in school history (34), a first-ever Mid-Central Conference tournament championship, and a Final Four appearance in the NAIA D-II National Championship. Coach Platt begins the new season with 128 wins and 65 losses, giving him a winning percentage of 66%—the highest in school history. Coach Platt has reached the 100-win mark faster than any previous HC men’s basketball coach.

Winning basketball games for Huntington College seems to be in Coach Platt's blood. As a player for Huntington College from 1970-1974, Platt led the Foresters to a record of 78 wins against 38 losses. He was a four-time selection as the All-District Player of the Year and a NAIA All-American. Among many other records still held by Steve Platt, he continues to be the leader in career rebounds (1,917), career field goals (1,463), and career free throws (774).

The Fort Wayne News Sentinel ranks Platt among Northeast Indiana's Top 50 Athletes. He is Indiana's all-time collegiate scoring leader with 3,700 points, which places him seventh on the list of collegiate scorers at any level, including NCAA Division I. Steve Platt twice led the nation in scoring, averaging 36 points per game in 1972-1973, and 38 points per game in 1973-1974.

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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284