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Former Mason City-Illini Central Boys Coach John Giesler lost his battle with pancreatic cancer but left with an incredible legacy on and off the court. John, his family, former players and friends continue to help others with their fight against this horrible disease. On the court, John coached at Stewardson-Strasburg, Roanoke-Benson, and at Illini Central –where his Cougars won the Class 1A State Tournament in 2013. A Hall of Fame ceremony took place at John’s home in the presence of family. The IBCA sends its condolences to Coach Giesler’s family.

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