A statue of Mizzou’s Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach Norm Stewart was dedicated on Friday, Nov. 10, at 1:30 p.m. on the Walsworth Family All-American Plaza on the north side of Mizzou Arena.
The statue, which was funded by private donations, honor’s Stewart’s 39-year association with his alma mater as a student-athlete, assistant coach, and head coach of Mizzou Basketball from 1967 through 1999. He won more than 630 games in his Hall of Fame career while guiding Mizzou to 16 of its 26 all-time NCAA Tournament appearances and 19 Big 8 Conference championships (eight regular-season titles, six postseason tournament crowns and five holiday tournament championships). All-told, his Mizzou teams played in the postseason 22 times and won 20-or-more games in 20 seasons.
The statue was created by world-class sculpture and St. Louis native Harry Weber, who has commissioned the statue of former Mizzou football coach Don Faurot, which is located at the north end of Memorial Stadium, as well as the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s Legends Walkway.