Dave Galovich of Crosby-Ironton is one of five men who will be inducted into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in October.
Other 2007 inductees are Cal Hoekstra of Southwest Minnesota Christian, Merrill Skinner of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Eldon Sparby of Badger-Greenbush-Middle River and Bob Torgrimson of Redwood Falls-Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton.
Galovich has been head basketball coach at Crosby-Ironton for the past 22 years. Prior to becoming the leader of the Rangers, he coached at Erskine High School for four years and at St. Michael-Albertville for three.
He has been honored as district coach of the year three times, section coach of the year eight times, and was recognized as Class 2A state coach of the year in 2004.
Galovich is a member of the 400-win club, compiling an overall record of 441-259 in his 29 years as a head coach. He has led the Rangers to six section championships and six state tournament appearances, including a runner-up finish in 1987 and a third-place finish in 1993.
He has been an active member of the MSHSCA and MBCA and serves as a member of the MBCA executive board. He served as coach of the outstate team in the 1994 MBCA All-Star Series.
In addition to basketball, Galovich has also coached golf, baseball and football at various times during his career. The 2007-08 campaign will be his 30th as a head basketball coach.
Induction ceremonies will be at the MBCA Hall of Fame Banquet at noon Oct. 28 at the DoubleTree Park Place Hotel in St. Louis Park.
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