Former coach Larry Lockhart inducted into Greater Evansville Sports Hall of Fame
EVANSVILLE -- In a banquet at the Holiday Inn in Evansville, the Greater Evansville Sports Hall of Fame inducted former Mt. Carmel football coach Larry Lockhart into their third annual Hall of Fame class on Aug. 11.
Lockhart, 70, enjoyed a distinguished career, first as the head baseball coach for Mt. Carmel. Under his direction the Golden Aces won three conference championships, four regional championships, two sectional championships, a Class A State runner-up finish and a Class AA State runner-up finish in his four years coaching Mt. Carmel baseball.
While coaching the baseball team, coach Lockhart also was an assistant on the football team’s staff, until his hire as head coach in 1983. As coach, Lockhart boasted a 62-16 overall record, including a 47-2 conference record in his seven seasons as the head coach.
Other notable accomplishments from his tenure as coach at Mt. Carmel include seven playoff apperances, six conference championships, two state quarterfinal appearances and one state semifinal appearance.
Prior to his coaching career, Lockhart played baseball, football and track at Lawrenceville High School. Upon his graduation from Lawrenceville he attended the University of Evansville to play football, becoming a three-year letterman and two-year starter at Evansville from 1967-1970.
The Greater Evansville Sports Hall of Fame recognizes coaches and athletes within a 75 mile radius of Evansville, including nominees from Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
Additional members of Lockhart’s Hall of Fame class can be found at the Evansville Sports Hall of Fame’s website: