1945-46 Southern Illinois University Men’s Team
Year Inducted: 1973
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