INDIANAPOLIS – Michelle Harter has added another prestigious honor to her coaching career.
Harter, the WCHS girls basketball coach, will serve as one of two assistant coaches for the IndyStar Indiana All-Star girls basketball team this summer.
Harter will be joined by Martinsville coach Vince Cerbone as assistants for the team.
Curt Benge of Plainfield was announced by All-Star game director Charlie Hall as the head coach for the team today. Benge is 343-160 in 22 years at Plainfield with five sectional titles and one regional crown. The Quakers were 18-7 this season.
Harter, a former standout player at Wawasee High School and Huntington University, is 136-70 in nine seasons as the WCHS coach. Harter, who teaches in the health and physical education department at WCHS, has been at the school for 26 years total. She has won a pair of Class 4-A sectional titles and her 2012-13 team advance to the semistate.
Harter guided Warsaw to a 20-4 overall mark this past season, including a 5-2 record in the Northern Lakes Conference. The Tigers lost to Northridge in a sectional semifinal game. The Raiders went on to win sectional and regional titles before losing last Saturday to Homestead in the Class 4-A North Semistate game.
Harter helped Wawasee to a state runner-up finish in 1985 during her junior season for the Warriors. Wawasee, coached by Dale Brannock, was 23-2 that year, losing 48-31 to Crown Point in the state title game.
Harter had an outstanding collegiate career at Huntington. She scored 1,693 points and had 945 rebounds and was inducted into the Huntington Hall of Fame this past November.
The dates and locations for Indiana’s games vs. Kentucky are also set. The teams will meet on June 10 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, beginning with the girls game at 5 p.m. The Indiana All-Stars will play the Kentucky All-Stars in the rematch on June 11 at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Ky. The girls game will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the boys.
The Indiana All-Stars’ rosters will be announced at a later date.