Indiana prep basketball coaching great Green dies

MARION, IN (AP) - Indiana high school basketball coaching great Bill Green has died. He was 77.

The Marion Chronicle-Tribune reports Green died Thursday after suffering a stroke while visiting family that day in Indianapolis and later a massive heart attack.

Green won six state championships during the single-class era of high school basketball in Indiana, at Indianapolis Washington in 1969 and at Marion in 1975, 1976, 1985, 1986 and 1987. He coached four Mr. Basketball winners: Washington's George McGinnis in 1969, and, at Marion, Dave Colescott in 1976 and co-winners Jay Edwards and Lyndon Jones in 1987.

Green was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988.

Marion High School renamed its athletic arena in Green's honor in 1987.

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