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     June 29, 2020      #1H-181 SsK

Stanley Changnon was a basketball coaching

Stanley Changnon fue entrenador de baloncesto

By Jack Klasey

“We went up there to bring home the bacon, and we brought the whole hog back,” coach Stanley Changnon told a jubilant overflow crowd in the Mount Vernon Township High School gymnasium following the March 1950, Illinois High School Association State Basketball Championship game.

Changnon’s Mount Vernon Rams had just capped an undefeated season with an 85-61 blowout of Danville, the state’s second-ranked team. Mount Vernon also had captured the state title in 1949, making Changnon the first coach in Illinois high school basketball history to win back-to-back state titles (Elgin High School had won in 1924 and 1925, ...

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