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Names: Francis and Frances Coutts

Year Inducted: 1976

Category: Friends of Basketball

To say that Francis and Frances Coutts were avid supporters of LaSalle-Peru HS basketball would be an understatement. In the early ͚70͛s the LP coach received a phone call seeking the score of an afternoon Cavaliers͛ game. While not unusual, the call was received in the coach͛s Pontiac hotel room during the annual Holiday tournament and the call originated from Florida. The Coutts could not wait to get the score. They rarely missed a game home or away during 25+ years. Not only did they attend games, they attended nearly any event that involves the youth of the LP communities. Additionally, they followed and kept track of graduated players and their progress in life.