February 28, 2019 / Former VU coach Harry Wickens headed to Hall of Fame
VINCENNES, Ind. - Former Vincennes University coach Harry
Wickens will be inducted into the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Coaches
Association Hall of Fame on March 5.
His election to the Hall of Fame is due to his outstanding
contributions to the sport.
Wickens helped start the VU swimming and diving program in
1980. The Trailblazers were a powerhouse in his 21 years as coach and
produced 21 individual national champions in 37 events at NJCAA
national meets and 223 student-athletes earned All-America honors. VU
men's and women's teams placed third or better at the national meet 25
times under Wickens. He was named NJCAA National Coach of the Year
Wickens, who was also a physical education instructor, coached
the Trailblazers through the 2000-01 season.
For Wickens, the induction is about the student-athletes who
were part of VU’s swimming and diving program, not him.
The hall of fame ceremony is part of the NJCAA Swimming and
Diving Championships athlete banquet in Buffalo, New York.
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