2013 Marian Archer Award
Pat Seib, Gibson Southern
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
Carmel – a
sporting goods business that dealt exclusively with uniforms for female
athletes, and was one of our earliest exhibitors at our ICGSA spring
conference. The recipient of this award
should have been or is actively and positively involved in the promotion of
girls’ athletics, and they may be in any field where he or she may promote
girls’ athletics in Indiana.
athletics as we know it now is the beneficiary of many of early pioneers of
girls sports Indiana
that began their coaching careers in GAA style sports and coaching multiple
sports with very little pay. Our 2013 Marian Archer Award recipient was a
talented athlete herself where she was a member of a state championship track
and field team from Owensboro, Ky. and went on to Murray State University
(before scholarships for girls) to earn MVP honors in both basketball and
track. As one of those true pioneers in
as during her 35 coaching career she began by coaching track, basketball, and
volleyball all in the same year. In
addition during her career, she has coached JV and freshman volleyball, middle
school cross country and basketball.
While at Gibson Southern she was also the assistant athletic director,
and was a licensed official in volleyball, basketball, and track. She served as
the chairperson of the ICGSA Track/CC committee for six years, and has been
honored by both IATCCC and ICGSA with Coach of the Year honors. She was also one of the founding members of
the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Committee. Pat is also a recipient
of our ICGSA Twenty and Thirty Year Awards.
She retired from teaching and coaching in 2006.
Executive Board certainly recognizes her many contributions to girl’s athletics
in the state of Indiana
in the early years and throughout her 35 years of education and coaching and
should be recognized as one of our true pioneers that has paved the road in
girls’ athletics for each of you today.
Please join us as Kellie Kuhn, our president, presents a plaque to Pat Seib, retired from Gibson Southern High School, as our 2013
Marian Archer Award winner.