W&L Athletics Hall of Famer Norm Iler '37 Passes Away

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Former Washington and Lee basketball and baseball great Norm Iler passed away on Mon., May 5 in Venice, Fla.

Iler, 92, was a 1989 inductee in the Washington and Lee Athletics Hall of Fame following a stellar playing career with the Generals. He was a three-time All-Southern Conference and All-State selection on the hardwood, helping W&L to the 1937 Southern Conference Championship. He was also one of just 10 players nationally that was named to the 1936 All-America team by the Helms Foundation. In baseball, Iler was a three-year standout, leading the Generals to a then school-record 17 wins in 1935.

A native of Louisville, Ky., Iler is also a member of the Hall of Fame at Louisville Male High School, where he captained both the basketball and baseball teams.

Iler is survived by his wife, Lillian Duke Iler; sons, Norman Iler Jr., Doug Iler (Jackie) and Gary Iler; two granddaughters, Kimberly Dunn (Jose) and Kristina Iler; sisters-in-law, Betty Duke and Elsie Duke; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Deer Park Baptist Church, 1733 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky. 40205.