Basketball legend Vergil Fletcher dies
Date: 7/1/2009 Album ID: 789306
Photos by Post-Dispatch Photo Editor
Collinsville High basketball and football coach Vergil Fletcher, the wizard of the ball-press defense in basketball and one of the greatest high school coaches in the country, died Tuesday. He was 93.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2004  -Vergil Fletcher
 PHOTO BY WAYNE CROSSLIN /POST DISPATCH
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13 OCTOBER 2006--COLLINSVILLE, ILL.-- Vergil Fletcher, (left), who coached the Collinsville Kahoks boys basketball team to more than 700 wins in his 34 year career,  state senator William Hane (near right) and Collinsville mayor, Stan Schaeffer, unveiled a sign to rename of South Morrison Drive to Vergil Fletcher Drive in the gymnasium at Collinsville High School, in Collinsville, Ill. on Friday, October 13, 2006.
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March 20, 1965, Champaign, Il.--Coach Vergil Fletcher of the winning Collinsville High School state basketball champions is saluted by players. He's carried off court toward the dressing room. At right , Don Birger (52) , At left is Steve Gauen. Boosting Fletcher, back of Birger (center) , is Jack Darlington. AP Photo
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Dec. 31,1976--Vergil Fletcher
Post-Dispatch Photo by Fred Sweets
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Coach Vergil Fletcher helps one of his players during practice.
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Vergil Fletcher sighs during one of the many basketball games, he coached during his long career. 
J.B. Forbes | Post-Dispatch 

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Vergil Fletcher holds a framed magazine advertisement in which he and his team endorsed tea. Behind him is his trophy wall. Jerry Naunheim Jr. | Post-Dispatch
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April 30,1984--Violet and Vergil Fletcher recalling his days as Collinsville's basketball coach as they sit in their living room. On his lap is the ball used in his 700th win with the Kahoks.
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July 18, 1993--Vergil and Violet Fletcher
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