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Widefield High School alumnus coaching at Olympics


Last updated 7/28/2021 at 9:59am

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Thomas Wayne Hovasse graduated from Widefield High School in 1985 and played basketball professionally before he began coaching in 2001.

The Tokyo Olympics began on Friday, and as mentioned last week ("Fort Carson soldiers will participate in 2021 Olympics and Paralympic Games" and "Area residents heading to Olympics in Tokyo"), various Fort Carson soldiers and one Fountain-Fort Carson High School grad will compete. If you're watching women's basketball, you may spot someone else with a local connection: Thomas Wayne Hovasse, coach for Japan's team.

Hovasse grew up in the Widefield/Colorado Springs area and graduated from Widefield High School in 1985, with distinction as a National Honor Society student. He went on to play...

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