Mineral County High School boys basketball coach, who led the Serpents to two state titles, will be induced into his high school Hall of Fame on Oct. 11.
Summerbell will be one of seven teams, two contributors, two coaches and 12 athletes who will be honored as one of the greatest in Churchill County sports and be included in the third year of the Greenwave Hall of Fame.
He will be honored with all the other distinguished honorees on Oct. 11 prior to the Greenwave’s football game which is followed by a ceremony and dinner on Oct. 12 at the Elmo Dericco Gymnasium in Fallon. Nancy Sanders Stewart will be this year’s guest speaker. Two years ago. Stewart helped lead a research committee to gather decades’ worth of information, mainly from the pre-1950’s era.
As a Greenwave, Summerbell was a dominant basketball player in the 1960’s, he started in his junior and senior seasons when Fallon recorded one of the biggest upsets in state history by knocking off Wooster in the zone championship. During his senior year, he helped Fallon win the state title and finished in the top three in scoring. On the diamond, Summerbell started at second during his sophomore and junior seasons but an injury forced him off the field during his senior year. Instead, he was able to play golf and finished as a state runner-up. He played one year for the Wolf Pack baseball team but opted to purse a professional golf career. Summerbell has coached Rockets basketball, introducing the boy’s to his style of basketball for many years so when they move up to the Serpent program where Summerbell has excelled in making the basketball program exceptional.
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