MOUNT VERNON — Arguably the best player to ever play in front of “The Hive” at Mount Vernon High School, Nick Coon has joined some exclusive company.
The 2008-09 University of Findlay’s men’s basketball team was inducted in the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame last Saturday at a ceremony held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Coon, who was a junior on that team, was shocked to hear the news.
“My teammates and I were surprised when we heard the news,” Coon said. “We did not know we had the opportunity to be in the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame. Once we learned more about the honor, we were all excited about the opportunity given to us.”
The Oilers enjoyed an incredible amount of success during the 2008-09 season. Findlay won all 36 games, including a miraculous 56-53 overtime victory in the Division II national championship game against Cal Poly Pomona at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.
“I am very proud of him,” said Shelley Coon, the mother of the former Yellow Jacket and Oiler guard. “He was a part of a great team.”
When he first arrived on Findlay’s campus, Coon always had a feeling something like this could happen.
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