by: Scott McCaulley

Steve Hunter, the the Men’s Basketball Coach at North Arkansas College the past five seasons, has been inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame honoring his career as a High School Coach in Missouri.

Hunter, who is a Springfield Native, began his coaching career in Oklahoma and Texas then on his return to Missouri, had success leading teams in West Plains, Hartville, and Ozark to Missouri High School Final Four Appearances including a State Championship at Ozark in 2003.

After his retirement from coaching and a year in administration at Ozark, Hunter came to North Arkansas College to take over for the retired Jerry Thomason and can earn his 100th victory as North Ark coach with a win in the team’s next game Tuesday night at Williams Baptist.