Lloyd Edward "Barney" Scott, 85, Seymour, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Schneck Medical Center.
Born June 25, 1927, in New Albany, he was the son of Lloyd M. and Alice Scott. On Jan. 31, 1953, in Madison, he married Marguerite Sousley, who survives.
Other family members he leaves behind are his children, Alice (John) Laskowski, Gregg (LuAnn) Scott and Ellen (Kenneth) Gauck; brothers, Roy "Sonny" Scott, and Charles "Butch" Scott; sister, Rhoda "Cissy" Hedge; grandchildren, Beau Scott, Brooks Scott, Allyson Spuller, Drew Spuller, Scott Laskowski, Kim Laskowski, Samantha (Kane) Grote, Hannah Gauck and Nicholas Gauck; and great-grandchildren, Ellie Jane and C.J.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Fred Sousley; and mother-in-law, Agnes Sousley.
Barney was a 1946 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and a star athlete in three sports, football, basketball and baseball. He participated on the 1944-45 Jeff High basketball team. During the regular season, he helped the team defeat the eventual Indiana (Evansville Bosse) and Kentucky (Louisville Male) state basketball champions. It was a sports feat that likely will never be matched.
He was a 1951 graduate of Hanover College, where he also played basketball, baseball and football. In basketball, he was a four-year starter and two-year team captain. He was a U.S. Army
veteran, serving two stints for his country.
Barney earned his master's degree from Indiana University
. After that, he started his teaching and coaching
career in Hagerstown, from 1954 to 1958. From there he went to Jasper High School from 1959 to 1961 and finally to Seymour High School from 1961 to 1988.
During his educational career, he taught business, Indiana history, accounting, physical education and health. He coached football, baseball, golf, track and most notably basketball during his 20-year coaching career.
During that time, his basketball teams won 11 sectionals, six regionals and advanced to the final game of the semi-state five times. His career was highlighted by the 1969-70 team that went 25-1. He received coach of the year honors in three different conferences during his coaching career.
In 1970, while he was athletic director, he was instrumental in the building of the new Seymour High School Gymnasium, still considered one of the largest high school gyms in the United States and one of the best multi-functional gyms in Indiana. In 1971, Barney was inducted as a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary All-State High School Basketball Team.
In 1974, he retired as head basketball coach at Seymour High School with a record in the last five years of 106 wins and 20 losses. His 20-year overall record as head coach was 334 wins and 153 losses.
He served as president of the Indiana High School Athletic Directors Association in 1974-75, and in 1976 was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the Indiana High School Athletic Association for a Lifetime of Dedication to Athletics.
In 1981, he was inducted as a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. From 1983-86, he was the president of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. During his tenure, he was involved in the beginning of the building of the new Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle.
Barney was a member of the Board of Directors and Director Emeritus of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame until the time of his death. He also served as the
Crusade Chairman. He was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel in 1984 by Gov. Martha Layne Collins of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and received the Sagamore of the Wabash in 1991 from Gov. Evan Bayh for his humanity in living, his loyalty in friendship, his wisdom in council and his inspiration in leadership. In 1988, he was co-founder and charter member of Seymour Sports Club. Also in 1988, the Seymour High School Gym was renamed Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium in his honor.
He was named as a member of the first induction class to the Hanover College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. After retiring from coaching in 1974, he continued as athletic director and assistant principal at Seymour High School. Soon after this, he became the assistant superintendent of Seymour Community Schools and business manager until retiring in 1988.
In retirement, he and his wife, Marguerite, traveled all over the United States. Barney was a loving husband to his wife, loving father and grandfather to his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed watching them in all of their activities. Though retired, Barney continued to be an avid supporter of Seymour High School and Indiana University athletics and Indiana high school basketball, but he was never a fan of the class basketball format instituted in 1997-98.
He and Marguerite enjoyed going to various activities and out to eat with friends on a regular basis. He remained an avid reader throughout his life and was one of the library's best patrons. He was also an avid golfer and had three holes in one during his lifetime. Barney remained an active member of First United Methodist Church until his passing.
A life celebration service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium at Seymour High School with a flag presentation by local veterans groups.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 5 p.m. until time of services Tuesday at the gymnasium
There will be a Masonic Service at 3:45 p.m. Monday at the gymnasium.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be written for the Scholarship Fund of Barney and Marguerite Scott through Jackson County Bank.
All arrangements have been entrusted to Tri-County Crematory, Seymour, owned and operated by Voss and Sons Funeral Service.