MCA Hall of Fame to induct 3

2014-04-18T16:02:00Z 2014-04-19T00:12:04Z MCA Hall of Fame to induct 3 The Billings Gazette
April 18, 2014 4:02 pm

Doug Robison, Richy Powell and Clayton Hornung will all be inducted into the Montana Coaches Association Hall of Fame on July 31 at the Great Falls High School Auditorium.

Robison recently retired as boys basketball coach at Billings West. In 20 years coaching the Golden Bears, West qualified for the State AA tourney 19 times. The Bears placed in the top three on 12 occasions and won three state championships along the way. The Bears finished second place six times. Robison started his 28-year coaching career at Geyser with a stop at Missoula Loyola before settling at West.

Powell coached high school basketball for 30 years, 22 of those at Dawson County High School in Glendive. During his tenure, his girls teams won 327 games and his boys 106 for 433 total wins. While head coach for the Lady Red Devils his teams qualified for the State A tourney seven times, playing for the championship three times, coupled with two thirds. Powell also had coaching stints at Plenty Coups, Joliet, Clyde Park and Highwood. 

Hornung coached for 37 years total in Montana with seven of those at Turner and his final 30 at Baker. His teams won 468 games at Baker. He led the Lady Spartans to five divisional titles and qualified for the state tourney 11 times. The Lady Spartans played in the championship game five times, with three victories. His teams also tallied two third-place finishes.

The induction ceremony is held in conjunction with the MCA All-Sports Coaches Clinic. Family and friends are invited.

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