Friends of Basketball


Randy Friedinger

Year Inducted: 1987

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations: Pekin Community High School

Biography: Randy never participated in a sport at Pekin Community High School due to a handicap and his susceptibility to illness.  He found a way to involve himself by keeping the records for the school’s many teams.  Randy, a 1974 PCHS graduate, picked up on keeping records where Jimmie “Doc” Lee (IBCA Friend inductee in 1973), a former trainer ended.  Lee had compiled football and basketball records for the years 1893-1960.  Randy expanded on Lee’s work by deciding to keep records for 19 sports ranging from football to girls’ field hockey.  Attending Pekin sporting events, being an active member of his church and an assistant coach for the Salvation Army Biddy Basketball Program during the winter keeps Randy busy.  School administrators feel that few people have contributed as much to Pekin athletics as Randy.