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Gene Demaree was in his early 20s, recently graduated from the University of Tulsa, when he was hired as the boys basketball coach at Aurora in 1966. After two years there, he was fired. He coached two more years, at the newly consolidated Switzerland County, before beginning a career in the business world.
Demaree was a star player at New Marion and a key piece of Tulsa’s team as a senior in 1965-66. In 2013, he was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame