Munster High School Coach, 1959 – 93
Jon Jepsen coached more than 34 years. He spent two years at South Bend Washington High School, eight years at Portage High School, and 24 years at Munster High School. Jon’s teams earned many accolades, including seven boys state team championships, 24 individual state champions, 22 sectional championships, 14 undefeated seasons and two IHSAA Mental Attitude Award winners. Munster placed in the top five 18 of the last 22 years he coached. Individually, Jon earned the Indiana High School Swimming Coach of the year honor four times, Sectional Coach of the Year 16 times. Jon also found time to give back to his profession, by serving as president of the IHSSCA, an Indiana delegate to NISCA Sports Illustrated Award of Merit. He received an NISCA Outstanding Service Award, the David H. Robertson Excellence in Coaching Award, and a National High School Athletic Association District 4 Coach of the Year. Of his most remarkable coaching accomplishments, in 1974 his team earned 250 points, the highest number for a 12 place Indiana championship meet. Jon coached Munster to five consecutive state titles between 1973 and 1977. He won two more in 1979 and 1980 giving him a total of seven, which is more state titles than any other boys coach. Jon had 14 undefeated seasons and his Seahorses set a state record with 104 consecutive dual meet victories (1984-1991). Munster High School dedicated their new pool in his honor in 2011 as the Jon Jepsen Pool at the Munster Aquatic Center. Jon is now retired and living in Hendersonville, Tennessee.