Lansing latest Cyclone to join IHSAA Hall of Fame
DES MOINES -- Former Harlanite Greg Lansing, the head basketball coach at Indiana State University, was inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association Basketball Hall of Fame last Saturday during halftime of the Class 4-A state title game at Wells Fargo Arena.
Greg was accompanied on the floor by his father, Dave Lansing, who joined the IHSAA Hall of Fame as a coach in 1999. Dave Lansing won 434 games during a 33-year career at Harlan Community and Mount Pleasant and was Greg’s high school coach. They are the 11th father-son combo in the state hall of fame’s history.
Greg Lansing recently completed his sixth season as the men’s basketball head coach at Indiana State, where he has compiled a record of 109-88. Following four years as an assistant coach there (three as associate head coach), he guided the Sycamores to an NCAA Tournament berth in his first season as the head coach in 2010-11 and was a finalist for the Skip Prosser Award. Lansing’s first four teams finished with winning records, including a 23-11 campaign in 2013-14. The Sycamores have gone 15-16 and 15-17 during the past two years, but did place third in the Missouri Valley Conference (11-7) as recently as 2015.
A 1986 Harlan Community graduate, Lansing earned All-State honors in football, basketball (twice) and baseball as a Cyclone. He then played basketball at the University of South Dakota, helping the Coyotes make a pair of Division II national tournament appearances. He earned his bachelor’s degree from South Dakota in 1990 and added his master’s degree in counseling there in 1992.