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Former Nemaha Valley Coach to be Inducted to KBCA Hall of Fame
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association is set to host their annual All-Star game this weekend (June 24th) and with that comes the honoring of the 2017 KBCA Hall of Fame Class. 

Former Nemaha Valley Raider coach, Mike Terpening will be honored as one of the 2017 Hall of Fame inductees. 

Terpening spent 31 years in Seneca coaching at Nemaha Valley and in 1989 he took over as the girls’ basketball head coach and guided the program to four State titles. The Raiders under Terpening won the girls basketball State title in 1989, 1991, 1992 and 2004 while finishing Top four in all nine trips to State in his 13 years coaching at the varsity level. Terp racked up a record of 268-54 in his 13 years at the varsity level and had a 21-6 record at State (78% win percentage), while winning 20+ games in nine seasons and never finishing with a losing record. His teams won 16 invitational or pre-season tournament titles and six Big Seven League titles, while the 1991 State Champ team set a 3A scoring record averaging 73 points per game in 26 contests and also holds the 3A State Championship game record for margin of victory with a 32-point win over Cheney. 

Mike also during his time at Nemaha Valley (Nemaha Central) was an assistant coach for the boy's team in 1987 and 1988. The '88 team finished 26-0 winning the State title and would be inducted to the KBCA Hall of Fame. He also served as junior high football for a few years, an assistant football coach in high school, while also serving as assistant or head coach of the track team in all 31 years at Nemaha and was an assistant for the girls’ basketball team before retiring in 2015. 

Over the course of his career he amassed a 367-122 varsity record coaching at 1A Jewell and Jetmore before coming to Nemaha Valley. (more info on Mike Terpening's coaching career - click here

Terpening and his fellow KBCA Hall of Fame inductees will be honored on Saturday in Salina at a reception before the KBCA All-Star games and then also honored during halftime of the boy’s All-Star game. 

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