Red Gardner’s HOF picture
Red Gardner’s HOF picture
Here is the HOF bio for Red Gardner.
“High School—New Market High School 1941: College: Wabash/ DePauw University 1948. New Market Purple Flyers won the county championship three consecutive years with Red Gardner on the team. Named to the Coaches All-Sectional team in 1941. Attended Wabash College two years prior to enlistment in the U.S. Navy where he was selected for Officers Training Program. Admitted to DePauw University in 1946 where he earned Little All-American Honors two years. All-State selection two years, and was leading scorer for three years. Played with the Minneapolis Lakers pro championship team 1948-49. From the New Market Purple Flyers to the Minneapolis Lakers with a war to interrupt is a long road to travel, but Red handled it well. Coached 25 years of high school basketball in Ohio, retiring in 1983.”