A tough defender at 6 foot 4 and 195 pounds, Jerry Armstrong was a very valuable player for the Miners. He played in 24 games in the 1966 season as a senior.
Armstrong retired in 1996 after 30 years in education. He was a basketball coach at four schools in Missouri over 21 years, compiling a 329-195 record. Armstrong also taught high school biology and physical education. Later he was a junior high school and high school principal.
Armstrong and his wife, Mary, make their home in Mountain Grove, Mo. They have two sons and four grandchildren.