Major changes will mark Peru athletic scene next season as lour coaches were involved in switches ol assignments, one other resigned Ins position.
The top switch involved Coach Joe Pclisck. who will take over as grid ! oss next year replacing l)r. Krvin Pitts. I)r. Pitts will devote more time to classroom teaching and administrative duties hut will also continue to guide the lioheat golf team.
Tom Pit gerald. present Iv assistant in basketball and football, will take over Pelisek's baseball chores and continue as assistant in football. Jack Mclntire rounded out the list o| switches In adding (lie task of head cross countrv coach to his other duties as head basketball and track coach. This came about l the resignation of Dr James Pilkington. who has accepted a position at Con-oral beadle State College in South Dakota. Dr. Darrell Wininger will continue as head tennis coach.
Joe Pclisck (iriit Boss
Tom Pit gerald Baseball
Pelisek Takes Over Grid Chores
Jack Mclntire Basketball. C-C ami Track
James Pilkington Resigned
Pivin Pitt' Golf
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Iv.in Miller Mml Consist ant Colfer
Golf Team Shows Improvement
Peru WON Midwestern College LOST Apr 1
Peru WON Pershing (College LOST Apr 10
Peru LOST Northwest Missouri State WON Apr. 15
Peru WON Fairbury JC LOST Apr. 18
Peru TIED Northwest Missouri State TIED Apr. 24
Peru WON Fairbury JC LOST Apr 29
Peru LOST Doane WON May 2
Peru LOST Midwestern College WON Mav 3
Peru came in third Max 12. 19(59. placements were
I'irst Creighton Second Hiram Scot I Third Peru Fourth Wayne Fifth Pershing
Ivan Miller was undoubtedly the most consistent golfer in 19(59. He was undefeated in match play. lie managed to secure a 73.4 average in dual and triangular competition, and he lias won numerous medalist honors. Ivan was medalist at the triangular meet with Pershing and Midwestern when he shot a 71 lie secured recognition against North West Missouri with a total of 74. Ivan also shot a 74 against Fairbury J. C. for which he received a medalist rating Ivan was again awarded medalist honors against Doane when he scored a 72 and Midwestern when he scored 70
Ivan played for one vear at Marshalltown J C. before he came to Peru. There he finished 17th in the nation in J. C. competition. Luckily lor P S. C. Miller has two vears logo Indore graduation.
Peru State College no longer belongs to the Nebraska College conference. It was disbanded June I. 1969 bv a decision of the four state colleges in their meeting Jauuarv 21. 19(59. which was approved by the State Normal Board The organization was in existence lor 2 I years.
The move was started bv action earlier this Ldl when
the president of Hastings College aim.iced that his school
would withdraw from the conference at the close of the 19(53-69 academic year l)r. Neal S Comon president of Peru State College, submitted the request to the Normal Ifoard on behalf of the presidents of Wayne State. Kearney.
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I)r. Comon stated every effort has been made to continue the conference but with (lie withdraw I o! the last of the private or clmrch-related schools (Hastings1 perpetuation of a four-team conference is indefensible Comon also pointed out that it was meaningless to continue as a four-team conference. Because under the rules of the National Association of Intercollegiate thletics, a conference with fewer than live members is not recognized by N AI as an entilv for |ualilicatiun lor N M. District anti National meets.
The prime difficulty encountered in attracting new members to the NCC is the wide difference in enrollment among Nebraska colleges ranging I mm . - »() students .it Doane college to nearly .5,300 at Kearney State I here are several possibilities lor NCC members; each member becoming an independent: organize an athletic conference among schools in Nebraska. Iowa. Missouri and South Dakota; or work out a new conference among Nebraska colleges of similar size
Dr. Comon. in regard to Peru State College, stated we will honor all contracts with present members ol the NCC and propose to continue athletic relationships with the other state colleges as long as it is feasible
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