IBCA Hall of Fame

Dawson Hawkins

Name: Dawson Hawkins

Year Inducted: 1973

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
(Peoria) Central High School
Pekin High School


Dawson "Dawdy" Hawkins was one of the premier defensive coaches in the nation.  His teams won 580 games and 3 State Championships—1 in Nebraska (1949) and 2 in Illinois with Pekin HS in 1964 and 1967.  His teams have finished 2nd in State twice—1948 in Nebraska and in 1953 at Peoria Central.  8times his teams have gone to the State finals.  1953-54-56 with Peoria Central and 1964-65-66-67-73 with Pekin.  Coach Hawkins is also a member of the Nebraska Wesleyan Hall of Fame.