Class of 1957
Bill had a great basketball and baseball career while attending high school. In one game at Argenta, the "Bombers" had 29 points at half-time, and they all were scored by Bill. If football had been a sport at that time, no doubt Bill would have also been an excellent football player.
Bill continued his athletic career at McKendree College where he again established himself as one of the best athletes in basketball and baseball in the college's history and was recently inducted into McKendree's Athletic Hall of Fame. He went on to earn a Masters Degree from Eastern Illinois University.
Upon graduation from college, Bill had a stellar career as a high school basketball coach, coaching both boys' and girls' teams over a span of 39 years. He was also a high school game official for 45 years and was honored for his outstanding accomplishments and service to the IHSA at an awards recognition program on July 18, 2009.
Bill had numerous accomplishments during his sports participation and coaching career. A few of these are listed below:
Honors and other awards:
Inducted into the McKendree University's Sports Hall of Fame, October 17, 2009
Received recognition award by the IHSA, July 18, 2009
Inducted into the Illiinois Basketball Coaches' Hall of Fame, April, 2003
Selected Prairie College Conference All-Star Team in basketball three times
Named to the "Who's Who in Small College Basketball" for the 1959-60 years
Voted Team Captain on the basketball team his senior year - 1957
Herald & Review Macon County Basketball Coach of the Year -- 1999, 1984, 1982
Compiled a 270-190 record over 19 years as Head Girls Coach at AOHS
Won seven Regional titles at AOHS as Head Girls Coach
As Head Girls Coach at both Argenta-Oreana & Maroa-Forsyth, his teams won
Eight Regional tournaments
Two Sectional tournaments
One Super Sectional tournament
Two Macon County titles
Ten Invitational tournaments
Several Conference Championships
Received Dedication of the 1993 THE PILOT Yearbook
Received Certificate of Appreciation for 32 years of teaching service from
Macon County, State of Illinois
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