Arthur Trester (1878-1944), the IHSAA Commissioner from 1928 to 1944, was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, Mass.) in 1961 and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (New Castle, Ind.) in 1965. He is the only known high school commissioner in the Naismith HOF. Coach John Doyle (Jake) Blacker (1893-1970) has not been so honored but he is still revered by some (yet reviled by others) in Montgomery County. Blacker played on two Wingate state champions (’13, ’14) and won two sectionals (’17,’18) while coaching at Wingate. At Crawfordsville during the period 1919-21 he had 74 wins and 20 losses (79%) with two sectional titles, a final four finish in 1919, the 1920 Tri-State Tourney title, and was runner-up at the 1920 Stagg National Interscholastic Tournament. The season of 1919-20 helped put Trester into the HOF and keep Blacker out.