A former Grace College basketball stand-out who returned to help coach the Lady Lancers will be among those honored on June 22 when the Kosciusko County Basketball Hall of Fame holds its fourth induction ceremony at the Orthopaedic Capital Center on the campus of Grace College. Jerry Ryman is a 1963 graduate of Mentone High School who went on to have an outstanding collegiate career at Grace College. An article on Stacey Page Online gives the details. A portion appears below. Click here to read the entire article.
Kosciusko Basketball HOF Readies For Fourth Class
The Kosciusko County Basketball Hall of Fame is announcing its fourth induction ceremony at the banquet to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Orthopaedic Capital Center on the campus of Grace College.
This year’s class will not only induct the individual members but also the 1953-54 Mentone Bulldogs, one of the county’s legendary small school teams from the pre-consolidation era. …
Mentone Bulldogs – Jerry Ryman: A 1963 Mentone graduate, Ryman joined the Bulldogs after playing three years for the Atwood Greyhounds whose school shut down after the 1962 season. Ryman helped lead Paul Bateman’s 1963 23-2 team to a county championship. Ryman scored 334 points that season and made the First-Team All-County and First-Team All-Sectional lists. Ryman also made the 1962 All-County team while playing for Atwood. Ryman would go on to have an outstanding collegiate career at Grace College, where he still holds the Grace record for assists in a game, a season and for a career. He also had a coaching career at all levels including a stint with the Grace College Lady Lancers.