Keith Bunting coached many different sports at a number of different schools for 22 years. Keith was a head football coach for 12 years and had only one losing season. He compiled an 83-24-2 record with seven conference championship teams. Keith’s 1970 Indianola Football team was named the No. 1 Football team in the State in Class 3A. After Coach Bunting gave up the head job, he continued to help the Indianola programs coaching 8th, 9th, and 10th Grade Football, Girls Golf, as well as Boys Track where is 1971 team finished 2nd at the State Track meet with only 5 participants. Keith added to his versatility in working with young people as he also had a softball team finish 4th in the State while at Radcliffe. In 1971, Keith was chosen as the Area Coach of the year by the Iowa Football Coaches Association as well as by the Buena Vista College Letterman’s Club. Keith was an outstanding high school and collegiate athlete as well. Attending Buena Vista College, he was selected by the president of the college as the Distinguished Senior Athlete in Football. Coach Bunting combined his athletic skills along with his talents in working with young people and developed an outstanding coaching career. Keith enjoyed his years at Indianola working with his assistants, student-athletes, parents and community. He continued to work with young people as he was considered a fine football and basketball official working in state tournaments. Keith also worked as a local radio announcer for football games and donated his time at athletic events. When it’s all said and done, the Indianola community has benefited greatly by having Keith work with our young people. Keith and his wife, Jean, are now retired and living in Arkansas.

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