Friends of Basketball


Ken Arneson

Year Inducted: 2017

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations: Port Byron-Riverdale High School
Mazon High School
Leland High School
Prospect HS/ Forest View HS/Rolling Meadows HS

Biography: Small town or big city? Boys or girls? It didn’t matter. Ken spent 28 years coaching boys basketball, making his debut at Port Byron – Riverdale HS in 1954. He then made his way to Mazon HS (‘56-’58) and Leland HS (’59) before heading to the Northwest Suburbs where he spent time at Prospect (’60-’61), Forest View (’62-’70) and ultimately Rolling Meadows
(’71-’75). After a 6 year break, he then couldn’t resist the opportunity to get back into the game, but this time, it was with the girls program. He lead a lady Mustang team from 1981-1986, when he also retired from teaching.