Name: Frank Hulka
Year Inducted: 1987
Category: Friends of Basketball
Schools / Organizations:
(Addison) Addison Trail High School
(Villa Park) Willowbrook High School
(Elmhurst) York High School
Biography: Before Frank Hulka became well known in the Elmhurst, Villa Park and Addison communities, he worked for his father's dairy in DeKalb and made $15,000/year driving a milk route. In 1954 he gave that up to take a teaching job at (Elmhurst) York High School for a yearly salary of $3,400. Over the years he served as York's freshman basketball coach, Willowbrook's sophomore coach and Addison Trail's varsity coach. In his teens, Frank had been a member of the (Cicero) Morton High School 1942 state championship team. Frank served AT as their golf coach beginning in 1959. Frank's son, Steve, was a PGA caddie for 40+ years. Frank Hulka died in 1993.