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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Oct. 6, 2010

Tappmeyer to be inducted into MBCA Hall of Fame

MARYVILLE, Mo.-The winningest men's basketball coach in Northwest Missouri State history, Steve Tappmeyer, will be one of seven individuals inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield.

Tappmeyer is in his first year as head coach at University of Missouri-St. Louis following 21 seasons at Northwest spanning 1989-2009. Tappmeyer led the Bearcats to a 408-208 record (.662), 10 NCAA tournament appearances, three regular season MIAA championships and four MIAA tournament titles.

Tappmeyer led Northwest to nine 20-win seasons in his last 12 years and to the Elite Eight in both 2002 and 2004 when the Bearcats finished with records of 29-3 and 29-5, respectively. He was named Kodak Coach of the Year following his first season in 1989 and was a four-time MIAA Coach of the Year honoree (1989, 1998, 2001, 2007).

Along with Tappmeyer, the other inductees include Northwest alum Tim Jermain (Jefferson High School), Randy Carter (Jennings High School), David Neier (St. Francis Borgia High School), Cy Bradley (St. Joe's-Farmington; Potosi High Schools, retired), Danny Farmer (Charleston High School) and Bob Roberts (Cairo High School).

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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