Dick Kinder-WHS Class of 1951- Nominated for Ind BB Hall of Fame and would be Third Winslow Eskimo to reach Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
Dick Kinder who almost 50 years ago finished his career of playing his favorite sport has been nominated for induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, by Jack Butcher, a former opponent, then a teammate and legendary coach of Loogootee High School (also a Hall of Fame member), and Ken Lindsay, the man behind guide to coaching basketball.com and well known in high school basketball circles in SW Indiana. Among those adding their recommendations for Kinder are State Senator Lindel Hume and Hugh Schaefer, a basketball historian from Vincennes. His application is now under consideration for induction in the Class of 2008 with ceremonies schedule for next March. A complete story of the nomination and a story about Dick Kinder’s career highlights can be found in a Press Dispatch article written by Mike Johansen and published on July 18, 2007. Anyone wanting to contact the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame or to send letters of recommendation for Dick Kinder to be selected for the Hall of Fame can send them to: Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, Nominations Committee, One Hall of Fame Court, New Castle, IN 47362.