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Former Columbus North girls tennis coach Scott Riggle was inducted into the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame earlier this year.
Riggle was one of six inductees in the hall’s Class of 2020 in the ceremony on Feb. 7. Riggle was joined by two other coaches in Debby Burton of Center Grove and Barb O’Neal of DeKalb as well as players David Brents of Pike and David Filer of South Bend Riley. In addition, Scott Yarbrough of Jasper was inducted as a player and coach.
Riggle coached the girls at Columbus North for nine seasons – 1988 through 1996. His teams amassed a 148-22 dual-match record in those nine seasons, winning eight sectional trophies and five regional crowns during that span. His Bull Dogs went 11-4, 19-3, 16-2, 16-2, 14-3, 16-3, 18-2, 19-1 and 19-2 during his tenure, including sectionals from 1989 through 1996. Regional crowns came in 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995 and 1996.
Riggle also coached the Columbus East boys for several seasons, guiding the Olympians to a 117-35 record. He later coached the men for one season at the University of Indianapolis, and he has coached at DePauw University for 20 years – the first nine with the women only and the past 11 with the Tigers’ men and women.
His UIndy men’s team placed second in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and earned an appearance in the NCAA Division II Regional in 1999-2000. At DePauw, from 2000 to present, Riggle’s women’s teams have posted a 316-157 record with nine conference titles and 13 NCAA Division III Tournament appearances. His men’s teams at DePauw are 131-106. In 2007, the Tiger women featured Liz Bondi, who won the NCAA Division III singles championship.
A graduate of Connersville High School, Riggle attended the University of Indianapolis from 1996-99 where he was a three-time GTE Academic All-America selection and the Great Lakes Valley Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior. He also won the GLVC’s Richard F. Scharf Paragon Award, which is presented to an athlete based on academic excellence, athletic ability and achievement.
Through the years, 149 people have been inducted into the IHSTeCA Hall of Fame. They include former Columbus High/Columbus North boys coach Bob Chappell, who was inducted in the inaugural class in 1992.