AURORA | Gateway High School honored former boys basketball coaching great Jeff Sweet with the official dedication of its new basketball court Feb. 4.
Sweet — who led the boys basketball team to 321 victories and never had a losing season between when he took over for the 1990-91 season and stepped down after the 2010-11 campaign — was in attendance for the Olys’ 78-41 win over Westminster.
Sweet, whose signature is emblazoned on both sides of the basketball floor that got refurbished over the summer, was joined by a number of assistant coaches and players who were with him on the 1999-2000 team that made the program’s one and only trip to the Class 5A Final Four.
Sweet got inducted into Gateway’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2019 along with Jeff Guy and Zach Latimer, who played with him in both basketball and football.
After Sweet retired, the Olys missed the postseason for nine straight seasons until current coach Ian Calvert guided them back last season. Gateway is currently 7-11 and owns a share of first place in the EMAC at 5-0 in league play.
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