1945-46 Southern Illinois University Men’s Team

Year Inducted: 1973

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations: Southern Illinois University

Biography: The 1946 Southern Illinois University Salukis were the NAIA National Champions.  Coached by Glenn “Abe” Martin, SIU won the IIAC and the NAIA titles and finished 20-6.  They defeated Indiana State 49-40 for the title.  It was Martin’s final year as the Saluki basketball coach.

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Calvin Collins, Quentin Stinson, Richard Harmon, Sam Milosevich, Carl; Birkner

Middle Row(L to R):  Eugene Davidson, Dick Foley, Tommy Gher, Chester Glover, Bill Malinsky, Coach Abe Martin

Front Row (L to R):  Bill Crum, Roy Ragsdale, Don Sheffer, Lee Cabutti, Gene Stotlar