Young earns Hall of Fame induction
Marionville athletic director honored for sports contribution
Marionville athletic director Ted Young, Missouri State University Lady Bears standout Carly Deer Stubblefield and longtime referee Jim Vaughan will soon be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Joining the trio will be public address announcer Rick Jester, two high school basketball programs — the Skyline High School Girls and the Glasgow High School Boys — as well as Joplin Memorial’s 1974-1978 Boys Basketball Teams.
Young has enjoyed quite a career in basketball, both as a player and coach at Marionville High School. As a coach, Young compiled a 458-214 record that included a Class 2 state championship in 2005 and four other Final Four berths — Marionville boys (third in 2002, second in both 2004 and 2006) and Marionville girls (third in 2012). His teams also won six conference championships and 10 district titles, and his record includes an 85-32 mark in four seasons coaching the Marionville girls from 2012 to 2016.
All this followed a memorable playing career. A 1983 Marionville graduate, he led the Comets to the 1982 Class 2 state championship under coach Tony Armstrong (MSHOF 2018) and finished as a 2,000-point career scorer and two-time All-State selection, plus he earned All-State honors in football.
At Drury University, he ranks ninth in scoring (1,780 points) and second in both assists (774) and steals (251). Young, a two-time NAIA All-American (1986, 1987) and three-time All-District 16 selection who was the 1987 District 16 MVP, is an inductee of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and Drury Athletics Halls of Fame.
President and Executive Director Jerald Andrews on Thursday announced the Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon, which is set for 11 a.m. on Dec. 9 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds’ E-Plex East Wing.
The Hall of Fame also will bestow Filbert Five Awards on former high school and college standouts who made positive impacts in the game. The awards are named after Gary Filbert, a 2011 Missouri Sports Legend who was a successful basketball coach before assisting Missouri Tigers coach Norm Stewart (MSHOF Legend 2000) and then directing the Show-Me State Games.
This year’s women’s Filbert Five Award recipients are: Webb City’s Burgess mother and daughter – Stephanie Williams Burgess (Wheaton High School/Labette County Community College/Missouri Southern State University) and Mikaela Burgess (Webb City High School/Pittsburg State University); Callie Carroll (Logan-Rogersville High School/Drury University/Missouri State University); Jordan Garrison-Garcia (Osceola High School/Creighton University); Heather Harman (Walnut Grove High School/Drury University); and Jenny Anderson Sledge (Kickapoo High School/University of New Orleans).
The men’s Filbert Five Award recipients are: Aaron Dalton (Ava High School/College of the Ozarks); Nic Dykman (Springfield Catholic High School/Central Methodist University); Jasen Fronabarger (Aurora High School/Drury University); Brandon Kimbrough (Glendale High School/Missouri State-West Plains/Drury University); and Christian Lewis (Lincoln High School in Nebraska/Columbia College).
Sponsorship tables of eight are $400 and include recognition in the printed program at the table and a poster autographed by individual inductees. A head table ticket of $100 includes the same perks.
An individual ticket is $50 in advance, or $60 at the door. Numerous sponsorships also are available, including congratulatory ads. For more information, people may call the Hall of Fame at 417-889-3100.