Bucky O’Conner graduated from Newton High School in the early 1930’s. He went on to coach the Iowa Hawkeyes leading them to the Final Four in both 1955 & 1956. The second-place finish in 1956 is tied for the best performance in Hawkeye basketball history. Bucky O’Conner was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 44.
The Newton YMCA will be hosting a 3 on 3 Youth Tournament to honor the late great Newton High School Graduate and Iowa Men’s Basketball Coach, Bucky O’Connor.
Who: 3 rd -8 th grade boys and girls as of the 2023/2024 School Year Divisions: Separate boys and girls in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th 7 th and 8th grade* Where: Newton YMCA Gyms & Berg Middle School When: Saturday, July 15 Fee: $50 per team Contact: Scott Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Peyton Maher at email@example.com Deadline: Deadline to register is July 1st, 2023 *Tournament Directors reserve the right to combine divisions based on enrollment YMCA of
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