Year Inducted: 2000
Schools / Organizations: Okawville Junior High School
Biography: Okawville High School enjoyed great basketball success under IBCA HOF Coach Dave Luechtefeld (1995). A big contributer to that success is the work of Herbert Dingwerth as Okawville Junior High School coach. Dingwerth attended Murray State and Southern Illinois University after graduating from Okawville. He then embarked on a career that numbered 37 years at the time of his induction. Dingwerth’s teams won more than 600 games and that includes many district, regional and sectional titles. He and Okawville JH have advanced to the Southern Illinois Elementary School State Tournament four times and won one state championship.