Pride of Kansas — and Iola

Kansas Sports Hall of Fame honors long-time Iola Mustang baseball coach, Mark Percy. Percy retired from his head coaching duties in the spring.


October 27, 2020 - 10:25 AM

Retired Iola High baseball coach Mark Percy, center, receives the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Pride of Kansas Award at Friday's football game against Burlington. Percy coached Iola's teams to more than 200 victories, won the state title in Class 4A-II in 2018 and played for another 4A crown in 2013. Pictured with Percy are IHS Athletics Director Matt Baumwart, left, and Jordan Poland of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Mark Percy, center, who retired as Iola High School’s long-time baseball coach last spring, was honored at halftime of Friday’s Mustang football game by the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, earning the “Pride of Kansas” Award.

Percy’s accomplishments include winning the Class 4A-II state baseball title in 2018, another state runner-up finish in 2014, and assisting with other sports in his extended coaching career. 

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