Gregg Hostetler

Coach
Inducted 2011

In a time when girls athletics was burgeoning, Gregg Hostetler was the one pushing it to the forefront.

 

Hostetler, a native of South Bend, Ind., was the Astronaut High School girls basketball coach for 32 years before retiring after the 2009-10 season. While coaching, his team won 16 district and three state championships. He earned the title Cape Coast Conference Coach of the Year 12 times. And in 2006, the Florida Athletic Coaches Association inducted him into its Hall of Fame. As of 2010, he is in the FABC Court of Legends. Hostetler currently serves as the director of guidance at Astronaut.

 

Hostetler is synonymous with integrity and progress within the girls basketball arena. Through his leadership on the FHSAA basketball advisory committee, as well as the FACA girls basketball committee, he has increased the participation of girls basketball across the state. As the girls coach at Astronaut, he led the school to those 16 district and three state championships, as well as a runner-up finish in six state finals appearances.

 

On top of being the NFHS and Florida Dairy Farmer's Girls Basketball Coach of the Year in 2006, Hostetler has made as much a name for himself by promoting girls basketball and serving on committees. He was a district leader for 30 years with the FACA and served as state chairman for six years. Hostetler raised the bar for standards and excellence in the sport by introducing ideas that have improved the sport in the number of participants and level of quality of play.

 

Even with all the players Hostetler has coached and the time he spent coaching at Astronaut, he still attends the college games of his former players and continues to mentor them as they embark on careers of their own. It was this dedication that led Hostetler to being as successful and respected as he is.