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March 13, 2014

Jennings enjoy a father/daughter dance to Final Four


Anderson was then defeated by Ray McCallum’s Muncie Central Bearcats in the state championship game.

Doug was named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s Silver Anniversary team in 2005.

Doug recalled his 1979 Argos team.

“We weren’t very big. The O’Dells were 6-3. I was 6-1 and skinny at the time. We had three guards that were 5-8, 5-9. Everybody could shoot and handle the ball. We brought a 6-5 sophomore off the bench and a 6-1, 6-2 player off the bench. We weren’t big but we were a fundamentally sound basketball team,” he said. “We were well coached. We had played together since we were little. We all played soccer so we were in great shape. Condition-wise, we were the best conditioned team. Some said we could have won a cross country state title if we had ran cross country we were in that good of condition.

“We could press and we changed defenses a lot. We were smart.”

While Argos is a town with a population around 1,700, the Dragons had a following that was as large as any school’s during their Final Four run, Doug said, adding that fans from other Marshall County schools and other sectional opponents such as Plymouth and Bremen continued to follow Argos during its waltz through the tournament.

“We easily matched all the other big schools. Everyone wore gold shirts and we had just as many fans,” Doug recalled.

Doug went on to play at Indiana Central — now the University of Indianapolis — where he was a starting guard for four seasons. His 1,611 points has him 11th on the U. of I. scoring list.

Doug, like his daughter is now, was known as a total, complete player. And of course he has played a large role in his daughter’s success.

“Ever since I was little I was always at the gym and practicing while he was coaching the team,” Whitney said. “I always remember playing a lot whether it was at the Y or at the church gym growing up. I was always in the gym with a ball in my hand. I picked up the game pretty easily and he always encouraged me to work hard. He would run me through a lot of drills and I always thought they were fun. A lot of people might not think that was fun, but I did.

“He has played a huge role in my basketball career.”



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