Indiana State women’s basketball head coach Vicki Hall announced the hiring of Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Honoree, Alan Vickrey, as an assistant coach on Thursday afternoon.
“I am thrilled to have coach Vickrey join our staff this year,” Hall said. “He has a wealth of knowledge, knows the state and understands what being part of a team entails. Coach Vickrey taught me a lot about the game and what it means to be a great teammate. At Brebeuf, we had a strong culture of class, work ethic and winning. I know coach Vickrey will help us with our young Indiana State team.”
Vickrey, Hall’s high school coach, officially joined the staff in October and was a prestigious women’s high school basketball coach with tenures at Brebeuf Jesuit from 1979-1997 and North Central from 1997-2011. During the course of his career, Vickrey accumulated a record of 470-246.
Vickrey also found success in the postseason at both schools, ending his career with 15 sectional titles, six Marion County tournament championships, five regional titles, three semi-state championships, and back-to-back 4A state championships at North Central in 2004-2005.
In addition to his two state championships at North Central, he led Brebeuf to the 1982 state finals match-up and was the first head coach in the history of Indiana high school women’s basketball to win four consecutive Marion County tournament championships (1986-89). He also coached the Indiana All-Stars basketball squad in 1983.
During his tenure, Vickrey coached three All-Americans and eight Indiana All-Stars, including two Miss Basketball honorees, one of which was head coach Vicki Hall.
Vickrey was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013 and is also a member of the Decatur Central Hall of Fame.
Coach Vickrey will remain with the Sycamores through the completion of the 2019-2020 season when he will then take time to enjoy retirement.