Ben Davis High School Teacher Dennis Goins Named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Dennis Goins, a Ben Davis High School teacher, who was recently announced as a member of the 61st Men’s Induction Class to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. 

Dennis Goins played for Coach Larry Angle and was a 2004 Silver Anniversary Team member.  Goins graduated from Rushville in 1979, where as a freshman, he started for the Lions’ state runner-up team.  During his senior year, the Lions went 17-9. Goins averaged 13 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds a game, earning All-Sectional, Regional, and All-Conference honors and was named an Indiana All-Star.  Goins’ 1,080 points is fourth all-time in Rushville History, and his 539 assists is first on the list.  He was also a four-year starter on Rushville’s football team, where he was All-State his senior season. He played at Vincennes from 1979-1981 and at Southern Illinois from 1981-1983. 

Goins was an award-winning TV sports photographer covering numerous high-profile events and is currently a teacher at Ben Davis High School and Director of BDTV.

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 61st  Men’s Awards Banquet on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, will include a reception at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame museum in New Castle that afternoon and a banquet that evening at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis.

Reservations will soon be available online or through mail order in early 2023. Call the Hall at 765-529-1891, visit or email for more information.

Congratulations, Mr. Goins!

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