Area Talent Named to Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame, Coach of Year Honors

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Published on April 28 2014 12:36 pm
Last Updated on April 28 2014 12:36 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Several area basketball talents have been named to the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame. The event took place Saturday at Illinois State University Student Union.

Mitch Koester of Teutopolis was named in the player category while Bob Zerrusen also was named in the player category from Teutopolis.

George Reed of Mattoon was named in the Career Coaches category. He was the girls basketball coach at Mattoon. Jack Reeder of Robinson was named from Robinson, Oblong in the Career Coaches Category.

In the Media category, Mark Weiler of Olney was named for WVLN-WSEI-WIKK.

Also several area coaches garnered Coach of the Year honors. Effingham High School girls basketball coach, Jeff Schafer was named Coach of the Year 3A for this region. Charlie Schwerman was named Coach of the Year for seventh-grade girls and St. Anthony High School girls basketball coach Bart Wiedman was named Coach of the Year in Class 1A.