E. Wayne Cooley

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E. Wayne Cooley


Class of 2000


• Has become virtually synonymous with girls' high school basketball in the state of Iowa

• Has served as the Executive Secretary of the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union since 1954

• During his tenure, IGHSAU has been the nation's trailblazer in the development of girls' interscholastic athletic programs with Iowa high schools being 12 years ahead of Title IX mandates

• Has turned the Iowa Girls' State Basketball Tournament into one of Iowa's most beloved annual events

• The six-day March tournament has been televised since 1951 and was seen in as many as nine states by 1968


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