2012 Marian Archer Award
Marian Archer Award is an award established by the Archer Family in 1979 to
honor Marian Archer for outstanding work in promoting girls’ athletics. Marian Archer was the owner of Sports Togs in
2012 Marian Archer recipient is best known for his basketball coaching career
for 26 years at
Our recipient has been active in ICGSA by serving on our ICGSA basketball committee and was the chairperson of that committee. He also served on our Executive Board from 2002 to 2005. However, one of the main reasons that the Executive Board has chosen Tom as our 2012 Marian Archer winner is that as a young coach in Crown Point he along with his parents and players took a huge step in filing a Title IX lawsuit against the Crown Point school corporation to “level the playing field” for his girls basketball program in respect to practice time, game nights, budget, and facilities. Needless to say that was not a popular move in those days, but soon his lawsuit became a model that many schools used throughout the state to improve girls programs. Each of us in this room have benefited from that lawsuit that was filed by Tom, his parents, and players.
join the ICGSA Executive Board as we honor, Tom May, retired coach of