The late Toni Dickey was one of several coaches inducted into the Iowa High School Golf Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame on Monday at Veenker Golf Course in Ames.
Dickey, who passed away last August at the age of 63, coached the Ankeny girls’ golf team for 31 years before retiring after the 2017 season. She compiled a record of 1,114-590 during her career.
Dickey guided the Hawkettes to state championships in 2003, 2004 and 2008. That was part of a nine-year run in which her teams earned eight top-three finishes at the state meet.
Dickey also coached four individual state champions during her tenure. Sarah Gilbert was the medalist in 1999 and was followed by Mary Beth Biga in 2004, Abbi Sunner in 2006 and Beth Wagner in 2011.
Ankeny won nine conference titles under Dickey. She was a two-time CIML coach of the year, the district coach of the year in 2008 and a national coach of the year in 2008.
Dickey was inducted on Monday along with fellow coaches Bill Alexander of Okoboji, Tracy Johnson of Valley, Tim O’Brien of Cedar Rapids Xavier, Teri Taylor of Maquoketa and Monte Tilgner of MOC Floyd Valley. Sarah Nacos of Washington was inducted as a Hall of Fame player.
Dickey’s husband, Bill, accepted the award on her behalf. She was previously inducted into the Dick Rasmussen Coaches Hall of Fame at Ankeny High School.