Josh was a four sport athlete during his years at Indianola, lettering in football, basketball, tennis, and baseball. During his football career, he was a 2nd Team All-Conference selection his junior season and earned First Team All-Conference in 1998. To highlight his senior season Josh was selected to represent Indianola in the annual Shrine Bowl game. Josh shined as a star basketball player for Coach Bert Hanson. As a four year starter, Josh was a dominate force on the hard court. He was a unanimous four year First Team All-Conference player and was selected his team’s MVP all four years of his high school basketball career. As a freshman, Josh averaged 13 pts and 8 rebounds per game, his sophomore season he averaged 14pts and 10 boards, a junior year in which he averaged 19 pts and 10 rebounds and finishing his senior year averaging 24 points and close to eleven rebounds per game. With this success came many rewards. In his junior and senior seasons Josh was selected on the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All-District Teams. In 1998 Josh was a Third Team All-State selection and in his senior season earned recognition as a member on the First Team All-State squad. At the end of the basketball season, Josh was selected to play in both the Dr. Pepper All-Star game and the IBCA All Star Classic. Josh Cerveny ended his career at Indianola as the Indians career scoring and rebound leader. After high school Josh received a full ride scholarship to play basketball at South Dakota State University. During his sophomore season Josh was selected First Team All-Conference. Numerous injuries hampered the rest of Josh’s basketball career. Josh feels that several Indianola coaches helped him become the person he is today. Those he would like to thank include; Bert Hanson, Ken Beane, Dave Summy, Bob Young , Mike Manser, and his brother, Tyler Cerveny. Today, Josh is working as an associate for the Des Moines Public Schools and is the Assistant Boys Basketball coach at Pleasantville High School.

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