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Arthur L. Trester

Enshrined 1961
Pecksburg, IN
June 10, 1878 - September 18, 1944

Biography

Leading basketball administrator Arthur Trester was the driving force behind the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA). Under Trester's direction, the IHSAA became a model organization and the force behind "Hoosier Hysteria" in Indiana. A strict disciplinarian, Trester also had strong personal integrity and a commitment to the sport. Prior to joining the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Trester served as the superintendent for three Indiana city school systems. Called the "Czar" of Indiana high school athletics, Trester's engaging personality helped high school basketball flourish on a national level.

Career Highlights

Commissioner of Indiana High School Athletic Association ,1922-44
Coach and referee in Indiana
Known as the "Czar" of Indiana high school athletics