Career Coaches


Pat Taphorn

Year Inducted: 2021

Category: Career Coaches

Schools / Organizations: Pekin Community High School

Biography: Pat has coached at his alma mater, Pekin High School, since 1990 at nearly all levels. His areas of expertise include helping players with strength and conditioning, defense and shooting techniques.  Pat’s coaching has helped Pekin win nine regionals and one sectional during his tenure. He has coached multiple Division I players, including his son, Nathan, who played at Northwestern. Pat played collegiately at Wisconsin-Green Bay alongside current Virginia head coach Tony Bennett.