Drake to be Inducted into Hall of Shrine

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Jim Drake, Winner High School boys basketball coach for 31 years, will be inducted into the basketball coaches Hall of Shrine at the Class A boys tournament in Rapid City on Friday, March 18.

Also inducted with Drake will be Frank Cutler of Platte.

The award will be presented at the halftime of the first evening game on Friday.

Drake served as a teacher, coach and activities director in the Winner School District for 31 years. Previously, he taught and coached in Sterling, Colo., for eight years.

Drake, a Huron High School graduate, earned a BA at Huron College and his MA at the University of South Dakota. He coached three sports (football, basketball and track and field)  for 30 consecutive years and was the activities director for six years.

Under Drake’s tutelage as head basketball coach, the Winner Warriors accumulated 421 wins and 257 losses and 8 conference, 12 district and 4 regional titles and four Class A state tournament appearances with two consolation championships. The Warriors, during his tenure had 26 winning seasons and produced eight first team Class A all-staters and 2 Mr. Basketballs. Seven former Warrior basketball players are four year collegiate players.

Drake is proud to have 12 former Warriors currently coaching basketball in South Dakota including five head coaches.

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