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Herrin High School Athletics


HALL OF FAME



CHELSEA WALKER

VOLLEYBALL BOWLING SOFTBALL

2004 State Bowling Qualifier. 2005 Sectional Bowling Runner up. 2005 6th Place Finish at State Bowling Tournament. 2006 Sectional Bowling Champion. 2006 State Runner up in Bowling

AUSTYN RIDINGS

VOLLEYBALL BASKETBALL SOFTBALL

School Record for Season Points 651. School Record for Game Assists 14. School Record for Season Assists 189. School Record for Career Assists 546. 1,452 Career Points .#3 All Time Leading Scorer in HHS History. Member of the 2010 Sweet 16 Team. 2008, 2009, & 2010 All Conference Basketball. 2009 & 2010 All South Basketball. 2009 & 2010 News Gazette All State Honorable Mention. 2010 Southern Illinoisan Player of the Year. 2010 AP & IBCA 2nd Team All State Basketball

RON NESLER

COACH

Coach Ron Nesler was an integral part of Herrin Tiger athletics for decades, both at the junior high and high school. In essence, he was an instructor of game fundamentals that led to sustained success. A 1963 graduate of HHS where he competed in multiple sports, Nesler pursued his love for sports through coaching multiple sports. But it is basketball where he spent most of his career, working tirelessly to teach and nurture young athletes. Inducted into the Illinois Coaches Association Hall of Fame for 50 years of service, Nesler will be long remembered for his contributions to the Herrin Unit 4 School District.

CALEB DEERE

WRESTLING TRACK

Wrestling All Conference 2000 & 2001. Wrestling All South 2001 & 2002. 2002 Sectional Wrestling Champion & State Qualifier. 30 Match Winner 2001-2002. 2002 Wrestling MVP. 2003 Track MVP. All Conference Track 2000, 2001, 2003. All South Track 2000, 2001 & 2003. All State State 2001 & 2003. 2 Time Pole Vault Sectional Champion 2001 & 2003. 3 Time State Qualifier in the Pole Vault. Set School Record in 2003 for Pole Vault at 14’6”

DUSTY MALLOW

COACH

Coach Dusty Mallow is a longtime successful cross country and track coach at HHS, having coached both boys and girls over the years. His teams claimed 15 River to River Conference championships, including six boys titles in cross country (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015) and four girls titles (2014-2017). Additionally, Mallow's girls teams captured six league titles (2013-2018); four regionals championships, and one sectional title. The 1978 HHS grad earned SICA Coach of the Year honors twice in 2011 and 2015.

MAGGIE CALCATERRA

VOLLEYBALL BASKETBALL SOFTBALL

Softball: All Conference 1992 and 1993. All South 1993. All State Tournament Team 2013. Tied HHS record with two homeruns in one game at Sectional Finals.

MARTY CALCATERRA

VOLLEYBALL BASKETBALL SOFTBALL SWIMMING

Volleyball: All Conference 1992. Basketball: All Conference 1992 and 1993. All South 1993. Softball: All Conference 1992 and 1993. All South 1993.

JAKE HOLLIDAY

CROSS COUNTRY WRESTLING BASEBALL

Wrestling: All Conference and All South 2005, 2006, & 2007, and 2008. State Qualifier 2005, 2006, 2007, & 2008. All State 2006, 2007, & 2008. 2006 placed 4th in 103lb. weight class. 2007 placed 3rd in the 112lb weight class. 2008 placed 2nd in 125lb weight class.

MIKE CHIAVENTONE

FRIEND ATHLETE

First as an athlete and then later as business leader, Michael J. (Mike) Chiaventone was a Herrin Tiger through and through. A three sport athlete, Mike was a basketball standout, leading his team in scoring his junior and senior years. For his efforts, he was selected All State Honorable Mention, All South, and South 7 All Conference. A graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Mike went to work at Moroni Drugs in Herrin and became the sole owner in 1984. He was a proud financial supporter of HHS Athletics and employed many student athletes while also serving the district as a board member.

ALAN TOPE

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL BASEBALL

Football: All Conference and All South 1976. Rushed for 1,140 yards in 1976. Member of First Football Playoff Team in HHS History. Member of Football Conference Champions in 1976. Baseball: All Conference 1976 and 1977. All South 1977. Member of Baseball Conference Champions 1976 and 1977. Played baseball at JALC.

ABBY HORN

VOLLEYBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Volleyball: All Conference and All South 2011, 2012, & 2013. All State Honorable Mention 2013. Basketball: All Conference and All South 2011, 2012, & 2013. All State IBCA Special Mention 2012. All State Associated Press 2013. 1,326 Career Points. 1,066 Career Rebounds. 228 Career Blocks (HHS Record). 2013 Southern Illinois Player of the Year. Track: All Conference 2011, 2012, & 2013. All South 2012 and 2013. State Qualifier 2011, 2012, & 2013. All State Track 2013. Finished 4th Place in Shot Put in 2013 with a throw of 40'00.25". IHSA All State Academic Team 2013 (1 of 26).

DAVID MALLOW

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK BASEBALL

Football: All Conference 2008 and 2009. All South 2009. All State Honorable Mention 2009. 1,178 rushing yards in 2009. Longest rush in state history of 99 yards. Basketball: All Conference 2008, 2009, & 2010. All South 2009 and 2010. 1,020 Career Points. Track: All Conference 2008, 2009, & 2010. All South 2009 and 2010. State Qualifier in Discus 2010. Discus record holder of 156'2". Member of the 2010 4x200 Relay State Champion. Member of 2010 State Champion Team.

2014 FOOTBALL TEAM

FOOTBALL

11-2 Record (Tied School Record for Wins). Undefeated Conference Season of 5-0. Class 4A State Semi-Finalist. 14 First Team All Conference Players. 8 All South Players. 2 All State Players. 3 All State Academic. 2 Southern Illinois Players of the Year. 4A Southern Illinois Coach of the Year.

EVELYN CALCATERRA

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Evelyn was a 1942 graduate of Herrin High School. She is a life long resident of Herrin and a devoted, loyal fan of HHS. She can always be counted on for support of all Herrin High School teams. Evelyn, and her husband Joe, first began to attend Herrin High School sporting events in the 1930's. She has been a fixture ever since. Evelyn is always at the games with a quick story, kind words, and a great smile. Evelyn's passion for sports so contiguous. With over 80 plus years of support and counting, Evelyn is a familiar face at events and is the definition of a "True Friend of Herrin Athletics".

MIKE MOONEYHAM

COACH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Mike has spent most of his life as a Herrin Tiger. He was a student-athlete and a 1977 graduate of HHS. Mike was hired as a teacher and coach in 1998 where he served until 2006. Mike was the head basketball coach on the 2002 team that finished 2nd in the Class "A" State Basketball Tournament held in Peoria. He also coached football and golf while at Herrin. Finally, Mike became the Athletic Director where he served from 2006 until his retirement in 2018. He has come full circle at Herrin. Mike is proud to have served Herrin High School in all capacities and definitely is a "Tiger" through and through.

MARSHALL ANDERSON

FOOTBALL WRESTLING TRACK BASEBALL

Football: All Conference 2009. All South 2009. Wrestling: All Conference 2010. All South 2010. Senior season 41 wins "School Record". Track: All Conference 2009 and 2010. All South 2009 and 2010. All State 2009 and 2010. All State 200 Meters 2010. Apart of the 4x1 team that set the State Record of 42.13. State Qualifier in 7 events. State Medalist in 4 events. Member of the 2010 State Championship Team.

CRAIG BAUMGARTE

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK COACH

Coaching: 3 Girls Jr. High Softball State Championships. 3 girls Jr. High Basketball State Championships. Head Girls Track Coach 2003-2009. Assistant Girls Track Coach 2013-present. Football: All Conference and All South 1978. Track: All Conference and All South 1977, 1978, and 1979.

BRIAN PANKEY

TRACK

All Conference 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011. All South 2009, 2010, & 2011. All State 2009, 2010, & 2011. Won a total of 13 State Medals. State Triple Jump Champion in 2010 and 2011. Teams won two State Championships. Part of the 4x1 Relay State Record Holder in 2010 of 42.13 seconds. Part of 4 school records. Participated in College Track at St. Louis School of Pharmacy.

NIKURA WALLS

CROSS COUNTRY BASKETBALL TRACK

Cross Country: All Conference 2003, 2004, 2005. All South 2004 and 2005. Basketball: All Conference 2006. All South 2006. Track: All Conference 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. All South 2004, 2005, 2006. State Qualifier 2005 and 2006.

TJ CREEK

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

TJ Creek was a long time legendary and distinguished radio personality for the Herrin Sports Programs. He worked all aspects of broadcasting, as he did play by play and color commentary for a variety of HHS Sports. TJ's radio career spanned many years with many different partners. He loved the Tigers and he loved his job with the radio and was a "Friend of Herrin Athletics" through and through.

ANTHONY GOODRUM

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Basketball: All Conference 1984 and 1985. All South 1984 and 1985. Track: All Conference 1984 and 1985. All South 1984 and 1985. State Qualifier 1985. Played college basketball at Colorado State University.

2010 TRACK TEAM

TRACK

The 2010 Track Team was Conference Champions and Sectional Champions. They won the Class A State Championship. The team scored 61.5 points. The 4x100 Relay Team set the State Record of 42.13. The 4x100 and 4x200 Relay Teams were State Champions. The team had three individual State Champions.

ROB TATE LONG

COACH

Head Coach of the Class A State Championship Track Team in 2010. Three time SICA Coach of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011. Illinois Coaches Association Coach of the Year 2010. National Federation of High Schools Illinois Coach of the Year 2010. Track Coach 2003-present. Football Assistant 2003-2016.

PAT DOUGHTY

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Football: Co-Captain1968. Basketball: Co-Captain Basketball 1968. All South 1968. Elks MVP 1968. 1st Team and Captain on All South Team 1968. Earned 9 Varsity Letters. Nominated to attend U.S. Military Academy 1968. Attended Duke University on Basketball Scholarship.

CHARLES HELLENY

FAN OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

For his devoted loyalty and contribution to Herrin Athletics through the years. His support and attendance at countless HHS sporting events was consistent and true. Charles Helleny is a "True Fan" of Herrin Athletics.

TONY GUALDONI

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Tony attended Herrin High School from 1969-1973. He is a lifelong resident of Herrin and a lifelong supporter of Herrin Athletics. His devoted service, loyalty, and countless contributions began during his high school years and continues to this day. Tony is someone you can consistently count on from year to year for his support and is truly an friend of HHS and the HHS athletic Department.

CHAD LAKATOS

COACH

Head Track Coach: 2005 IHSA Track Class A 5th Place. 2006 IHSA Track Class A 3rd Place. 2007 IHSA Class A State Champions. 2008 IHSA Class A State Champions. ICA Class A Coach of the year 2007. ICA Class A Coach of the year 2008. NFHS Coach of the year 2007. NFHS Coach of the year 2008.

TOM ADAMS

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Tom attended Herrin High School from 1958-1962. He has been a staunch supporter and a loyal fan ever since. Always the optimist, Tom is always at the games with kind words to say and a smile on his face. His positive outlook has helped numerous players and coaches through the years. He has a passion for Herrin Tiger Sports and is a friend of Herrin Athletics through and through.

ZACH RILEY

TRACK

Two time All American 2009 & 2010. Two time Southern Illinois Track Athlete of the Year 2009 & 2010. Number 1 in the nation in Indoor High Jump 2010. Number three in Outdoor High Jump 2010. All State in Long Jump 2009 & 2010. All State in High Jump 2009 & 2010. Most Valuable Field Event Athlete at State Meet 2009 & 2010. Earned eight gold metals and 10 total state medals. Team MVP 2009 & 2010.

2007 VOLLEYBALL TEAM

VOLLEYBALL

Best record in school history of 34-4. IHSA All Academic Team. Herrin and Marion Invitational Champions. SIRR Undefeated Conference Champions 10-0. Regional Champions. Sweet 16 Finalist.

JOHN RASKI III

GOLF

Medalist 4 years at HHS. Regional Champion 1991. Two time Sectional Qualifier. All Conference 1992. All South 1992. USGA Amateur Qualifier 1991 & 1992.

BILL BELTZ

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Football: South 7 All Conference 1971. All South 1971. Co-Captain 1971. Basketball: South 7 All Conference 1971-72. All South 1971-72. All State Class 2A Honorable Mention 1971-72. Co-Captain 1971-72.

PAUL JOHNSON

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Paul, a business leader in Herrin, was a "Go to Guy" for Herrin Athletics for many years. His contributions, loyalty, and support for the athletic program at Herrin cannot be measured. Paul was always ready to help in any way, in all sports at HHS. He was an avid fan and never missed a home football or basketball game and seldom missed any away games as well. Paul was inducted to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1992. For his devoted service and loyalty to the sports program. Paul is definitely a "Friend of Athletics".

2004 FOOTBALL TEAM

FOOTBALL

Regular season record of 8-1. Finished 11-2 Overall. Most wins in HHS Football History. Lost in Class 4A Semi Finals. Had 11 First Team All Conference Players. Had 5 All South Players. 1 All State Player.

CARISA WINTERS

VOLLEYBALL SOFTBALL

Volleyball: All Conference 1995. All South 1995. Softball: All Conference 1995. All South 1995. Pitched 4 no-hitters. Recorded 26 strikeouts in one game. Went on to a stellar career in softball at SIUC.

ERIC THOMPSON

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Football: All Conference 2006. All South 2006. Track: All South 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. All State 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. All American 2007. 9 Individual State Medals. 11 overall state medals (8 first place).

TOMMY TAYLOR

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Football: All Conference 2008. All South 2008. All State 2008. Track: All South 2008. All State 2008. 8 individual state medals. 10 overall state medals (6 First Place).

ERIC SMITH

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Eric has been a part of Herrin Athletics since he entered high school in 1974. He was a standout track athlete, who later turned his knowledge and expertise into coaching. His contributions to the Herrin Track Program are unmeasurable. Eric has coach All Conference, All South, All State, and All American athletes during his tenure. For all his service and contributions to HHS, Eric is truly a Friend of Herrin Athletics.

2007 TRACK TEAM

TRACK

The 2007 Boys Track Team was led by Chad Lakatos, Jason Karnes, Rob Long, Dwayne Summers, Eric Smith, Craig Baumgarte, and Zack Cox. The team was Conference Champions, Sectional Champions, and State 1A Champions. (77.5 Points).

2008 TRACK TEAM

TRACK

The 2008 Track Team was led by Chad Lakatos, Jason Karnes, Rob Long, Dwayne Summers, Eric Smith, and Zack Cox. They were Conference Champions, Sectional Champions, and State 1A Champions (54 Points).

BRAD WALKER

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL

Football: All Conference 2001 & 2002. All South 2001 & 2002. 5 Season Records at HHS. 3 Career Records at HHS. Basketball: All Conference 2001 & 2002. All South 2001 & 2002. 990 Career Points. 1 Career Record at HHS.

ROBYN HOUGHLAN

VOLLEYBALL BASKETBALL SOFTBALL

Volleyball: All Conference 1992 & 1993. All South 1992 & 1993. MVP at HHS 1992 & 1993. Softball: All Conference 1991, 1992, & 1993. All South 1993. All State Tournament Team 1993. 1 Career Record at HHS. Most Valuable Female Athlete at HHS 1993.

RUSSELL EMERY

COACH

Head Football Coach 1937-1941 & 1947-1949. Head Basketball Coach 1938-1951. Served three years in the military. 1940 Basketball Team placed 2nd in State. HHS Principal 1961-1965. Herrin Unit 4 Superintendent 1967-1970. Williamson County Superintendent.

VAN AUSTIN

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Graduated from Herrin in 1959. 48 years as a swimming and diving coach. 1960-64 Pool Manager at Herrin Community Park. 1969-70 Junior Olympic and Diving Coach. 1971-1990 Head Junior Olympic & Senior Coach of Olympia Diving Team. 1983-1996 Men & Women's Diving Coach at UCLA. 1997-1999 Herrin Tiger Swimming Coach. 2004 Olympic Trials Judge. 2007-08 Olympic Team Selector.

DAVE ERWIN

FOOTBALL WRESTLING TRACK

Football: All Conference 1971. All Southern Illinois 1971. 1,000 yards combined rushing plus receiving 1971.

1941 BOYS BASKETBALL

BASKETBALL

The 1941 Herrin Township High School located in Colp, Illinois won the IHSAA Boys Basketball Championship by defeating East St. Louis 41-31.

RAY CHAPMAN

BASEBALL

Ray grew up and spent a great deal of his childhood in Herrin, Illinois. Later, he made it to the major leagues of professional baseball and played from 1912-1920. Ray was having a great career when he was hit by a pitched ball and died on August 16, 1920. Ray is the only major league baseball player to be killed by a pitched ball in the history of Major League Baseball.

GEBO SIZEMORE

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Albert "Gebo" Sizemore was a true "Friend of Herrin Athletics." You name it and "Gebo" did it during his tenure at HHS. You could always county on him for great support and friendly advice. His support of Tiger Athletics was one of great dedication and pride. "Gebo" loved sports and was a familiar figure at HHS sporting events.

RACHEL MURRAY

VOLLEYBALL DANCE SOFTBALL

Softball: All Conference 1996, 1997, & 1998. All South 1997 & 1998. All State 1998. Class 2A All State Tournament Team 1998. Super 60 Player in Illinois 1998.

KYLE WALKER

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK BASEBALL

Football: All Conference 2003 & 2004. All South 2003 & 2004. All State 2004. Southern Illinois Player of the Year 2004. 1,000 yard rusher 2004. Basketball: All Conference 2004 & 2005. All South 2004 & 2005. Scored 1, 022 points in basketball. Track: All South 2004 & 2005. State Qualifier 2004 & 2005.

1998 SOFTBALL TEAM

1998

The 1998 Herrin Tiger Softball Team, led by Bruce Jilek and Bryon Kuehner, complied a record of 25-7. They won the South 7 Conference, Regional Championship, Sectional Championship, and eventually finished 2nd in Class "AA" State.

2002 BASKETBALL TEAM

BASKETBALL

The 2002 Herrin Tiger Basketball Team, led by Mike Mooneyham, Irv Lukens, Ron Nesler, and John Sims complied a record of 26-8. They were Regional Champions, Sectionals Champions, and eventually finished 2nd in Class "A" State.

CHIP MARLOW

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Played Football on Scholarship at SIU-C

NICOLE MURRAY

BASKETBALL SOFTBALL

Basketball: All Conference 1994 & 1995. Softball: All Conference 4 years. All South 4 years. All State Honorable Mention 1993. All State Tournament Team 1993.

DENNORISS MEEKS

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

For devotes service, loyalty, and contributions to Tiger Athletics throughout the years. His support of all Tiger Athletic Programs and its athletes was true and sincere. "Dee" exemplified the true meaning of a "Friend of Tiger Athletics".

HEATHER ELDERS

CROSS COUNTRY BASKETBALL TRACK

Cross Country: 4 years Team MVP. 4 years State Qualifier. All State 2003. Track: 4 years Team MVP. 4 years State Qualifier. 3200 M Run All State 2002 & 2003. Basketball: 4 years Team MVP. 4 years All Conference. 3 years All South. 1 year All State Honorable Mention. 1,810 Career Points (#1 in HHS History).

GEORGE BARNHILL

BASKETBALL BASEBALL TRACK

Track: State Champion in Broad Jump 1919 with a jump of 21' 9 1/2". Basketball: Member of the 1919 team that placed 4th in the state. Captain of Basketball, Track, and Baseball 1919.

FRANK BOZARTH

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Track: State Champion in the Broad Jump in 1926 with a jump of 21' 2".

MIKE NEWBOLD

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Basketball: Member of the 1972-73 South Seven Champions. All Conference 1973. All South 1973. Special Mention All State 1973. Track: State Qualifier in Low & High Hurdles 1973.

SUNNY CLARK

SOFTBALL

All Conference 1980. All South 1980. All State Tournament Team 1980. Led the Tigers to 2nd place finish in the 1980 State Tournament. 1980: 3 no-hitters, 7 shut-outs, 20-1 record.

GARY HERNBECK

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

For devoted service to Herrin High School in many different capacities. A long time coach, long time administrator, and long time director of Herrin Youth Basketball. Gary was the model of class, reliability, and for the pursuit of excellence.

MIKE GAVIC

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL BASEBALL TRACK

Football: All Conference 2002 & 2003. All South 2002 & 2003. Basketball: All Conference 2001, 2002, & 2003. All South 2001, 2002, & 2003. Southern Illinois Player of the Year 2002. Scored 1,346 points (3rd in HHS History) Rebounded 875 rebounds (1st in HHS History)

MIKE MURPHY

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Mike attended Herrin High School from 1970-1974. He played on the 1972-73 Basketball Team that is already in the Herrin High School Hall of Fame. After graduating in 1974, Mike embarked on his true love, broadcasting. From 1976 to present day, he has been regarded as the "Voice of the Tigers." Mike is a true professional, a tiger through and through and is synonymous with Herrin Tiger Athletics.

GLORIA BONALI

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Gloria attended Herrin High School from 1975-1949. Unfortunately, at this time, there were no athletics for girls. She sure made up for it in college. Gloria attended SIU-C and participated in softball, tennis, volleyball, basketball, field hockey, and archery. She was elected into the SIU Hall of Fame in 1983. After college Gloria became a world class softball player.

1956 BASKETBALL TEAM

BASKETBALL

The 1956 Herrin Tiger Basketball Team, led by Coach Lee Cabutti, finished the season with a 28 and 3 record. This team won the South 7 Conference Title for the first time in school history with a 11 and 1 record. They also won the Pyramid Tournament and Regional Tournament. Richard "Itchy" Jones was the Elk's MVP as well being selected to the Southern Illinois All Star Team.

1984-85 WRESTLING TEAM

WRESTLING

The 1985 Herrin Tiger Wrestling Team was specular. Led by coaches Roger Piapp and Jim Starnes. They were Carterville Tournament Champions, South 7 Conference Champions, and Regional Champions. Their record of 15 and 0 was the first undefeated regular season team in the school's history.

1993 SOFTBALL TEAM

SOFTBALL

The 1993 Herrin Tiger Softball Team lead by Bruce Jilek and Byron Kuehner complied a record of 28 win and 3 losses. They won the South 7 Conference, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, and eventually finished 2nd in Class AA State. All five graduating seniors received softball scholarships.

EARL LEE

COACH

Coach Lee accomplished a feat that no other coach had done before or since, when he led the Tigers to the 1957 State Basketball Championship. At this time, there was only one class in Illinois High School Basketball, which made winning the state title even more impressive. The Tiger record of 31-2 still stands as the most wins in one season. Coach Lee, a mathematics teacher, also coached football and track both as assistants and as a head coach.

ROBERT HUTCHISON

COACH

Coach Hutchison was an assistant coach on the 1957 State Basketball team as well as an assistant in football and track. After 1957 season, Coach Hutchison, a social studies teacher, became the head coach in all three sports; football, basketball, and track. He won a conference football championship in 1958 and led the 1958 and 1959 basketball teams to Elite 8 appearances.

APRIL LONG

SOFTBALL

2 Years South 7 All Conference. 2 Years All South. Lead team to Second Place in AA State in 1993.

BRUCE JILEK

COACH

Coaching: Head Softball Coach. Head Boys Basketball Coach. Head Girls Basketball Coach. Head Football Coach. Pioneer in Southern Illinois Softball. Softball Coaching: 20 Conference Titles. 17 Regional Titles. 8 Sectional Titles. 8 State Appearances. 4 Second Place Finishes.

1973 BASKETBALL TEAM

BASKETBALL

1972-73 varsity basketball team, led by Jeff Ferguson, complied an overall record 23-3 and went undefeated in the South Seven Conference at 14-0.

JENNIFER BROWN

VOLLEYBALL BASKETBALL SOFTBALL

Basketball: All Conference Basketball 1986. Softball: All Conference 1985 & 1986. All South 1985 & 1986. Southern Illinois Player of the Year 1985 & 1986.

JEFF FERGUSON

COACH ADMINISTRATOR

Coach: Boys Basketball Coach, Girls Basketball, Boys Baseball Coach. Head Golf Coach. Assistant Prinicpal. Most career wins as Varsity Basketball Coach at the time-137. Led Tigers to undefeated South 7 Conference season 1972. 25 years of service to Herrin High School.

1958 BASKETBALL TEAM

BASKETBALL

The 1957-1958 Basketball Team, coached by Bob Hutchison and Glen Whittenburg, complied an overall record of 29-4. The Tigers won the Pyramid Tournament, the Centralia Holiday Tournament, and advanced to the Elite 8. The 57-58 Tiger Basketball Team continued the excellence of Herrin Basketball of the 1950's.

1959 BASKETBALL TEAM

BASKETBALL

The 1958-1959 Basketball Team, coached by Bob Hutchison and Glen Whittenberg, complied an overall record of 31-2. The team not only won the South 7 Conference title, but 25 straight games on their way to an Elite 8 appearance. Their 31 wins tied the 1956-57 team for the school record in team wins for a single season.

ROBERT KNUTSON

FOOTBALL WRESTLING

Football: All Conference & All South 1985. Wrestling: First State Qualifier in Wrestling 1984. State Qualifier in Wrestling 1985.

LISA THORNTON

VOLLEYBALL BASKETBALL SOFTBALL

Volleyball: All Conference South Seven 1986. All South 1986. Most Valuable Volleyball Player 1986. Softball: All Conference South Seven 1986. All South 1986. All State 1986. Most Valuable Senior Female Athlete 1986.

TERRELL WHITE

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Basketball: All Conference & All South 1987. Track: State Qualifier 1987.

NINA CALCATERRA FRASIER

SOFTBALL

South Seven All Conference in 1981. All South in 1981. Led team to 2nd Place in State in 1981.

SAM STOTLAR

BASKETBALL TRACK

Track: South Seven All Conference 1945. Held school record in Pole Vault for 34 years. 2nd in State in Pole Vault 1944. State Qualifier in Pole Vault 1945.

BRYAN WOLFF

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL BASEBALL

Football: School record for touchdowns in one game (4). South Seven All Conference and All South 1990. Baseball: South Seven All Conference and All South 1990. MVP Baseball 1990.

KENNETH "BUD" RUSHING

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

For devoted service as a Herrin Educator and for the support you and your wife Carolyn have given the Tiger Athletic Program over the decades.

JOE "FAT" CALCATERRA

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

For devoted member service as a member of the Chain Gang at football games for several decades and for attending hundreds of Tiger sporting events with his wife Evelyn.

VIRGIL LUKENS

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

a 1949 graduate of Herrin High School, Virgil Likens competed in both basketball and baseball before an injury derailed his prep career prematurely. Enshrined in the Herrin Tiger Hall of Fame as a "Friend" of Herrin Tiger Athletics. Lukens primary contributions to Tiger Athletics as a longtime board member of the Tiger Booster Club Board and several decades of attending Herrin Athletic Events along with his wife Delene.

JEREMY STARKWEATHER

FOOTBALL WRESTLING BASEBALL TRACK

Wrestling: South Seven All Conference and All South. Football: South Seven All Conference and All South. Baseball: South Seven All Conference and All South. Track: All South and State Qualifier in Pole Vault.

BRIAN SCHULLIAN

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL BASEBALL

Football: South Seven All Conference and All South. Basketball: South Seven All Conference and All South. Baseball: South Seven All Conference and All South.

RICHARD "DICK" HENLEY

BASKETBALL BASEBALL TRACK ATHLETIC DIRECTOR BASKETBALL & FOOTBALL OFFICIAL 1954-76

Leading scorer in basketball 1949. Officiated State Basketball Tournaments 1967-71. Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame 1985.

BYRON KUEHNER

FOOTBALL CROSS COUNTRY BASKETBALL TRACK COACH

Averaged 15 ppg as senior. Starter 1964 Super Sectional Team. All Conference, All Southern Illinois, and All State Special Mention in Basketball. Help guide softball teams to many state appearances as assistant coach.

BILL GREEN

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK COACH

Basketball: South Seven MVP 1974. All South 1974. Team MVP 1974. All State Special Mention 1974. Football: South Seven All Conference 1974. All South 1974. All State Evansville Courier 1974.

1980 SOFTBALL TEAM

SOFTBALL

The 1980 softball team was truly a special group. Led by star pitcher, Sunny Clark, the team did not lose a single game until the State Championship game against Chicago Harlem Loves Park. The Tigers were 22-1 overall. The team was coached by Bruce Jilek and Byron Kuehner.

1981 SOFTBALL TEAM

SOFTBALL

The 1981 HHS Softball Team was basically a carbon copy of the previous year. They did not lose a game during the regular season with Nina Calcaterra leading the way. Herrin advanced to the State Finals and dropped a heartbreaker to Quincy Notre Dame 2-1. The Tigers finished with a record of 24-1. The Tigers were coached by Bruce Jilek and Bryon Kuehner.

SUSAN JONES

BASKETBALL SOFTBALL

Softball: Member of State Tournament Team three years. South Seven All Conference and All South outfielder. Four year varsity starter. Basketball: Point guard on conference championship team as a junior. South Seven All Conference.

TIMMY MILLER

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Tim has served as official scorekeeper and manager for junior high and high school teams since 1957. Timmy is a member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame as a "Friend of Basketball".

GEARY BAUMAN

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Football: Member of varsity team as a freshman. Track: South Seven All Conference, All South, and State participant in both low and high hurdles as a senior.

RODNEY MITCHELL

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL BASEBALL TRACK

Football: South Seven All Conference and Honorable Mention All State End senior year. Basketball: All Conference and Special Mention All State Center senior year.

JOE HOSMON

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK CROSS COUNTRY

Football: Offensive end on undefeated 1972 Team. Basketball: Point Guard and leader of team that went undefeated in South Seven Conference Play.

SHANE GOODEN

BASKETBALL BASEBALL

Basketball: Varsity member as a freshman. South Seven All Conference Guard. Baseball: South Seven All Conference outfielder, shortstop, and pitcher. All State as a junior and senior.

BRENDA MALLER

VOLLEYBALL BASKETBALL SOFTBALL

Softball: South Seven All Conference 1979-83. All South Softball 1979-83. School record holder in single season and career home runs. School record holder in single season and career runs batted in. All State Softball for three years.

PETE VINSAVAGE

TRACK

Placed 5th at the State Meet as a senior with the time of 24.1 seconds in the 220 low hurdles.

STEVEN "PIFF" FRATTINI

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Football: South Seven All Conference End. Basketball: Team Captain as senior. South Seven All Conference Guard. Member of County and District Champion Track: All Conference 880 yard run.

FRED CAMPBELL

BASKETBALL

Senior Captain of team that placed second to Granite City at State Tournament in 1940. South Seven All Conference Forward.

JOHN ROBBS

TRACK

Placed 3rd in State in the shot put with a heave of 53' 1 1/2".

JIMMY ALEXANDER

FOOTBALL TRACK

Football: South Seven All Conference Running Back. Track: All Conference Long Jumper

JAYNE (CREEK) KILGARRIFF

VOLLEYBALL SOFTBALL

All American Softball junior and senior year. Most Valuable Volleyball Player junior year. Most Valuable Senior Female Athlete.

GARY LYNN

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Track: 5th in State in the 880. Williamson County Meet of Champion. Peoria Woodruff Meet of Champion.

PAUL RESTIVO

FOOTBALL HEAD FOOTBALL COACH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

All State Football 1952. 1st Team South Seven All Conference. Most Valuable Football Player 1952. Inducted into Illinois Football Coaches Hall of Fame 1985 Athletic Director of the Year 1987 & 1989.

GARY RAFE

BASKETBALL TRACK

Basketball: All State Honorable Mention as a sophomore and junior. Led South Seven Conference in scoring and rebounding both sophomore and junior seasons. South Seven Most Valuable Player as a junior. Pyramid Tourney MVP All South as a sophomore, junior, senior. Center on 1972-73 undefeated season in conference.

CHARLES MORGAN

TRACK

Previous school record holder in the 440 yard dash. State qualifier in both 440 and 880 yard relays.

JAMIE SCHUTTEK

VOLLEYBALL SOFTBALL

Softball: All State Pitcher as a junior and senior. South Seven All Conference as a junior and senior. Team's Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior. Southern Illinois Player of Year as junior and senior. Led team to 2nd place finish at Class AA State Tourney as senior.

DENZIL WALKER

FOOTBALL BASEBALL

Football: All State Running Back senior year. Led State in punting average as a junior (45 yards) and senior (47 yards). All South South Seven All Conference Baseball: South Seven All Conference. Batted over .400 as a junior.

DAVID MARLOW

WRESTLING

State qualifier as a senior in 138 pound class. Regional and sectional champion senior year. South Seven Conference Champion as a senior.

STEVE WATSON

CROSS COUNTRY BASKETBALL TRACK

Track: Class AA State Champion in the 1600 Meter Run(1 mile) as a senior with a time of 4 minutes 17 seconds. State Qualifier in the 3200 Meter Run. Cross Country: All State, placing 15th at State as a senior. South Seven Conference Champ as a senior. Regional and Sectional champ as a senior.

IVAN JEFFERSON

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Basketball: Member of the 1957 State Championship Team. All State 1957. All State Tourney Team 1957. All Conference 1957.

CHARLES K. JACK

COACH - ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Charles K. Jack for more than forty years devoted his energies and talents to making Herrin High School and its athletic department one of the best. Mr. Jack will be remembered as an inspiring leader and as a great and good friend. He was patient, soft spoken man who gave willingly of his time whenever a student needed help. As a coach, he turned many athletes in the right director. Not only did he teach his boys how to play but how to lose. Good sportsmanship was his by-word. Mr. Jack gave of himself. He gave long hours to his classroom, to the athletic department, to his family, and to his community. For forty-one years, he gave to Herrin and to Herrin's youth.

1971 FOOTBALL TEAM

FOOTBALL

South Seven Co-Champs. Rated Number 1 Team in Southern Illinois. Rated among the Top 20 Teams in the State of Illinois.

1972 FOOTBALL TEAM

FOOTBALL

South Seven Champs. Rated #1 Team in Southern Illinois. First undefeated team since 1932. Rated among the Top 15 Teams in Illinois. 17 game winning streak, 2nd longest in state from October 1, 1971 to November, 18th 1972.

1973 FOOTBALL TEAM

FOOTBALL

Undefeated South Seven Champions. Second consecutive undefeated season. 27 game winning streak.

BOB STATON

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL

Professional Baseball 1947-1954. 1947 Joined the Marion, Illinois Club at mid season and was drafted by the Cleveland Organization. 1948 played for the Cleveland Organization at Mattoon, Illinois with a batting average of .301 1949 played at Pittsfield, Massachusetts with a batting average of .303 1950 played at Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a batting average of .326 1951 Went to play Semi-Pro league in Iowa and led the league with a batting average of .386 1952 Unable to play due to back injury. 1953 played at Paris, Illinois with a batting average of .317 1954 played in Decatur Illinois with a batting average of .310

MERLE JONES

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Merle Jones, sports editor for the Southern Illinoisan from 1949 to 1977. Through his newspaper columns, he had an impact of sports throughout Southern Illinois. His insight into sports and his memory of games, players, and their statistics was legendary. Through his columns, players and coaches were given state-wide recognition; and in many cases, their careers were enhanced by his writing. Inducted into the Illinois Basketball Association Hall of Fame, named the first winner of the William McAndrew Award for contributions of sports in Southern Illinois, and recognized by countless numbers of associations and organizations.

MIKE SORTAL

COACH

Coached for the Herrin Junior High Red Devils . Won four State Basketball Championships. Finished in the final four eleven times. Won three State Track Championships. Finished first, second, or third in track seven consecutive years. Won one boys State Softball Title. Was teacher, coach, and Assistant Principal at Herrin Junior High School for thirty-five years. Inducted into the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976. Herrin Junior High School gymnasium was renamed Mike Sortal Gym in 1989. Received the "Contribution to Sports" award from the Egyptians Officials' Association in 1990.

LEE CABUTTI

COACH

Football: Assistant Coach-1 year Head Coach-7years. Won first South Seven Conference Championship 1955. Basketball: Assistant Coach-3 years Head Coach-5 years Won first South Seven Conference Championship 1956. Track: Head Coach-5 years Lost South Seven Conference Meet by one point in 1956. Won District Track Championship 3 years.

JIM MCPHERSON

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Football: All State Mention senior year. Co-winner of Most Valuable Football Player senior year. Track: Competed in Decathlon for three years. Selected for Herrin High School Track Honor Roll junior year. Co-Winner of Most Valuable Track Player senior year.

GENE TURNI

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Basketball: Played on state tournament teams his sophomore and junior years. Played in high school All American game in Houston, TX senior year. Played in North South game in DuQuoin senior year. Selected Number two player in the state senior year. All State Team selection by both Chicago American and Chicago Daily News during his junior and senior years. All Conference Selection during his junior and senior years Most Valuable Basketball Player senior year.

1940 BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM

BOYS BASKETBALL

Finished 2nd Place at the State Tournament

STEVE FISHER

BASKETBALL

Played Basketball at Illinois State University. Coaching Career: Rich East High School for 8 years-won 4 Conference Championships. College: Western Michigan Assistant 3 years. University of Michigan Assistant Coach & Head Coach- won the NCAA Tournament in 1989. 2nd Place in the NCAA Tournament in 1992 & 1993. 99 total victories at the time of induction.

JIMMY OLDANI

FRIEND OF HERRIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

For over twenty-five years Jimmy Oldani and the Illinois Café in Herrin were strong supporters if Herrin High School Athletics. From the days of Lee Cabutti until the Oldani's sold the Illinois Café, Jimmy fed hundreds of athletes during the 50's, 60's, and the 70's. The support that Jimmy and his staff at the Illinois Café gave to Herrin Coaches and athletes made victories "sweeter", and defeats "bearable"! His contributions and loyalty to the Herrin High School sports programs, coaches, and athletes have made him "A True Friend of Herrin High School Athletics".

JOE F. RESTIVO

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Football: 1st Team selection All Big Seven Conference 1942. Co-Captain Varsity Team 1943. Basketball: Honorable Mention All Big Seven Conference 1943. Track: 1st Place in District Shot Put 46'6" 1944. 5th place at State in shot put 51'8 1/2" 1944. Winner of 11 H Letters: 2 English Freshman year. 3 Block Letters Sophomore year. 3 Block Letters Junior year. 3 Block Letters Senior year.

KERRI BLAYLOCK

BASKETBALL SOFTBALL

Softball: Member of All Conference Champions 1981-1984. Member of Regional Champions 1981-1984. Member of Sectional Champions 1981-1983. Member of State Finalist Teams 1981-1983. Herrin High School Records: Innings pitched-406, shutouts-33, strikeouts-440, wins-58. Voted one of the top 3 pitchers in Illinois in 1984. Most Valuable Player 1984. Most Valuable Senior Athlete 1984.

CHARLES HAMILTON

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Football: Co-Captain varsity football team 1955. Co-winner of the Elks Most Valuable Player Award 1955. All State Running Back 1955. Member of Conference Champions 1955. Track: Winner Herrin Decathlon 1955 & 1956. Second in Junior Olympics Decathlon in St. Louis 1955. Third in Junior Olympics Decathlon in St. Louis 1956. Herrin High School Records: Shot Put 53'7". Discus 149'10". Co-winner of the Most Valuable Track Award 1956.

GIL TOPE

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK BASEBALL

Football: Elks Most Valuable Football Back senior year. All South AA Team senior year. Basketball: Set five school records senior year. Leading scorer of the South Seven Conference senior year. Leading scorer in the South (27.2 points per game) senior year. MVP of the Pyramid Tournament senior year. All Tournament Team at Carbondale Holiday Tournament. Most points scored in season-853. Most field goals socred-257 Most free throws scored-138 Most points scored in a single game-45 Most field goals scored in a single game-18. Elks most valuable player senior year. All South AA Team by the Metropolis Daily Planet and by Pizza Hut. All State Honorable Mention by the Champaign News Gazette. Baseball: All South AA Team senior year.

KEN DOUGHTY

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Track: Qualified for state in the discus & shot put. Basketball: Played on State Championship Basketball Team sophomore year. Played on State Team junior year. Played on State Team senior year. Elks most valuable player senior year. All State Tournament Team senior year. Chicago Daily News & Champaign News Gazette All State Team senior year. All Southern Team senior year. All Centralia Holiday Tournament senior year. All Conference senior year. Football: All Southern Illinois Team junior year. All Conference junior and senior year. Elk's Most Valuable player senior year.

OTTIS TAYLOR

FOOTBALL CROSS COUNTRY BASKETBALL WRESTLING TRACK

Football: All Conference Second Team senior year Track: Member of the 1935 Southern Illinois District Championship Team. Team tied District record of 1:34 for the 880 yard relay. 4th in Broad Jump at the District Meet -21' 1 1/2" Finished 3rd in their heat for the 880 Yard Relay with a time of 1:32.6 at the State Meet. High Hurdles.

RICHARD "ITCHY" JONES

FOOTBALL & BASKETBALL

Basketball: Played varsity ball all four years. All Conference sophomore year. All State Honorable Mention by Chicago Daily News sophomore year. All State Honorable Mention by Chicago Daily News and Champaign News Gazette junior year. All Conference and All South senior year. Had jersey #40 retired for his outstanding contribution to the basketball program at Herrin High School.

WILLIE WILLIAMS

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Football: Member of undefeated team 1957. Co-winner of Elks Most Valuable Player senior year. All Southern Team senior year. Basketball: Member of State Championship Team 1957. All Tournament Team Centralia Holiday Tournament senior year. State Tournament Team Senior year.

RANDY BURLISON

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Track: 1961 State Champion in the 180 yard low hurdles. Records held: 100 yard dash 9.8 seconds. 180 yard low hurdles 19.4 seconds. 220 yard dash 22.2 seconds. Football: Elected as co-captain senior year.

JIM GUALDONI

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Basketball Member of state championship team his junior year. All State Tournament Team his senior year. All Tournament team at the Centralia Holiday Tournament. All Conference senior year. All Southern Illinois Team senior year. Football Elks most valuable player junior year. Southern Illinois scoring champ with 133 points junior year. Elks most valuable player senior year. All Southern Illinois Team senior year.

RICHARD BOX

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Basketball: Member of State Championship Team junior year. Set record of 19 field goals at Centralia Holiday Tournament. Tied scoring record of 38 points in one game. Chicago Daily News All State Team. Member of State Tournament Team. All Tournament Team at Centralia Holiday Tournament. Elks Most Valuable Player senior year.

RODNEY "HOPPER" JONES

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Football: All Time Leading Rusher. Single game rushing record his senior year. All Conference senior year. All Southern Team senior year. Elks Most Valuable Football Back senior year. Top ten in nation longest run from scrimmage to touchdown.

LOUIS "MUD" BONA

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK

Football: On Herrin's first united & undefeated football team. All State. All Conference 3 years. Scored 100 point in one year. Played several positions: QB, HB, FB. Unanimous choice as best quarterback in Southern Illinois. Track: 100 yard dash record. Broad Jump Record. Ran 220 and was on relay team.

WILLIAM "BILL" LAWRENCE

FOOTBALL BASKETBALL

Football: All Conference Jr. & Sr. year. Named Elks Most Valuable Football Player senior year. All South Team & Scoring Champ. Honorable Mention All State Team by Chicago Daily News & Champaign News Gazette. Basketball: All Conference Jr. & Sr. year; South 7 leading scorer Jr. & Sr. year. Named Elks Most Valuable Basketball Player his junior & senior year. Special Mention All State Team by Chicago Daily News his junior year. All South team by Champaign News Gazette and Chicago Herald American. Second Team All State by the Chicago Daily News. First Team by WSIL-TV.

JOHN TIDWELL

BASKETBALL & TRACK

Basketball: Played on state championship team (1957). All American. All State. All Conference. All State Tourney Team. Named Elks most valuable player in basketball his senior year. Tied school record for most points scored in one game - 38. Retired basketball jersey #51.

1957 BASKETBALL TEAM

BOYS BASKETBALL

Illinois State Champions. South Seven Champions. Won 31 Lost 2.

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