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 width=At Taylorville's West Gymnasium on Sunday the basketball court received a new name, Dolph Stanley Court.

The court name comes from the former Taylorville Boys Basketball Coach who won a state championship back in the 1944 season with an undefeated 45-0 record.

Current players for the team as well as numerous former players and coaches attended the event.

The master of ceremonies for the event David Hixenbaugh says that successful sports programs bring communities together.

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Terry Wright who was an announcer for the Taylorville Tornadoes for 25 years had a story  he remembers about Coach Stanley.

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Son and daughter of Stanley, Dolph Jeffery Stanley and Jody Stanley Haley attended the event as well.

Jeffery Stanley talked about some of his memories at the event and also about having nearly the same name as his father.

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Stanley coached five different programs to IHSA state tournaments and also coached Beloit College to an NIT berth, Beloit was the smallest school ever to make it into the NIT.



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