2012 Phyllis L. Tubbs Service Award

Sandra Beck-Willis, Danville High School


In 1975-76 the ICGSA Executive Board established this award to be given to honor an ICGSA member who has served girls’ athletics for several years.  The recipient should have been or is an active member of ICGSA, and has established longevity through several years of service to girls’ athletics and the association.  In 2002-03 the Executive Board named this award the Phyllis L. Tubbs Service Award.

Our 2012 Service Award winner retired from a 33 year teaching and coaching in 2009 to travel and spend more time with her family.  A 1970 graduate of Jasper High School and has degrees from both Vincennes University and Indiana State University she began her teaching and coaching career at Northeast Dubois High School where she started their girls’ basketball program and also helped coach volleyball and track.  In 1985 she continued coaching and teaching at Danville High School by coaching varsity basketball, swimming, and middle school swimming for boys and girls.  In addition she started their softball and girls golf programs.  Our recipient has been very active in ICGSA by serving on our Executive Board for ten years in the capacities of Newsletter and Publications Chairperson, 2nd Vice-President, 1st Vice-President, and our President in 2006-07. In addition, she is one of the persons responsible for moving our conference to a one day format here at Plainfield High School.  She is an ICGSA Twenty and Thirty Year Award winner, and a Lifetime Member of ICGSA.

We certainly have missed Sandy and her contributions to ICGSA since her retirement from the Executive Board.  Tonight the Executive Board has chosen to honor Sandy Beck-Willis for her Service not only to ICGSA but to the female athletes in the state of Indiana.  In addition to the plaque that Kellie Kuhn, our president is presenting to Sandy, she will receive the gold Service Award ring from Gary Clark of Clarks School Service our Herff Jones Corporate Sponsor. On behalf of the ICGSA Executive Board I present to you the recipient of our 2012 Phyllis L. Tubbs Service Award – Sandy Beck-Willis, retired from Danville High School.