2013 Phyllis L. Tubbs Service Award

Linda Horn, Brownsburg 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 2013 Service Award recipient is a still a fixture in the Indiana swimming world even though she has retired from teaching and coaching. In addition to coaching swimming, she was also a gymnastics coach, Aquatics Coordinator, Special Olympics Swimming Coach, and an American Red Cross Instructor and Trainer.  She has been honored by the IHSSCA, NHSSCA, and ICGSA with several Coach of the Year honors throughout her career, and was honored by the National Swimming Coaches Association with their Outstanding Service Award in 2003.  If you attend either of the IHSAA boys or girls state swimming meets, you will find that Linda still serves as the Clerk of the Course and is the one responsible for organizing the Parade of Champions for the meets.  She serves on the Indiana Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame Board of Directors as the Girls Swim Historian and has been responsible for compiling the All Time Top Twenty for girls swimming since 1974.  She has served on the ICGSA Swimming Committee and was the Chairperson for many years.  She is an ICGSA Twenty and Thirty Year Award Winner.

Tonight the Executive Board has chosen to honor Linda Horn for her Service not only to ICGSA but her continued service to the sport of swimming in the state of Indiana.  In addition to the plaque that Kellie Kuhn, our president is presenting to Linda, 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 2013 Phyllis L. Tubbs Service Award – Linda Horn, retired from Brownsburg High School.