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GLENN WILKES COURT On December 2, 2004, Stetson University honored its legendary coach Dr. Glenn Wilkes by naming the floor at the Edmunds Center “Glenn Wilkes Court.” During a halftime ceremony of the Stetson-Mercer game, Wilkes was recognized with proclimations from Stetson University and the city of DeLand, he received a watercolor created by long-time university art professor Fred Messersmith, and was repeatedly applauded by thousands of his loyal fans and former athletes in the stands. “It was quite an honor,” Wilkes said after the game. “I enjoyed seeing many of my former players, some that I hadn’t seen in 25 or 30 years.” During his 36-year coaching career which came entirely at Stetson, Wilkes won over 550 games and completed 27 winning seasons. For 36 years, Dr. Glenn Wilkes roamed the sidelines for
Stetson University, leading the Hatters to an unparalleled era of success. The Wilkes era began in the 1957-58 season and ran consecutively through the 1992-93 campaign, a span of over three-anda-half decades. He compiled a 552-435 (.559) overall record and finished with 27 winning seasons. He led the Hatters to a school record 22-win season in 1969-70 and again in 1974-75. Wilkes also took Stetson basketball from the NAIA ranks to the NCAA Division I level.
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In addition to his accomplishments on the court, Wilkes served the basketball community by sponsoring the first coaching clinic in the south, the first basketball clinic for boys, the first basketball clinic for girls, and the first officials’ clinic. He is also an author of four basketball-related books. Wilkes’ tenure at Stetson is still the ninth-longest in NCAA history. Wilkes, who also spent 23 years as the school’s athletic director, retired from coaching in 1993. One of the most highly respected coaches in the history of college basketball, Wilkes ranked among the NCAA’s Top 25 Division I coaches in all-time coaching wins prior to his retirement. Entering the 2003-04 season, Wilkes still ranked 64th on the all-time victories list. His players earned a total of 10 All-America awards and 17 played professionally.
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