Simply Marv-elous

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February 26, 2021 - 2:13 PM

Iola High School announced Thursday that Marv Smith, who retired as IHS cross country coach last fall, will be the inaugural inductee into the Don Bain Hall of Fame.

A plaque honoring Smith will be placed in the hallway adjoining the IHS gymnasium. Smith taught or coached in some capacity at Iola High since 1965.

He became such a prominent figure in Iola athletics that students years ago unanimously endorsed a proposal to name the school’s official cheer mascot Marv the Mustang. Smith received a standing ovation at Thursday’s home basketball game after his induction was announced.

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