1966-67 Pekin High School Boys’ Team
Year Inducted: 1975
Schools / Organizations: Pekin High School
Biography: On their way to the 1967 state championship, Pekin High School established a 31-2 record and set a high standard for execution of the fundamentals. Pekin was a great defensive team and while not possessing great size, managed to destroy every team in the IHSA state tournament with unerring offensive efficiency, superb shooting, and a menacing man-to-man press that wore every opponent into submission. The team was led by Hall of Fame Coach Dawson Hawkins.
Team Members in the Picture:
Back row (L to R): Assistant Coach Bob Ortegal, Assistant Coach Joe Venture, Fred Miller, Steve Kingdon, Scott Lange, Barry Moran, Manager Barry Soffietti.
Middle Row (L to R): Coach Dawson Hawkins, Manager Clark Joesting, Dave Martin, Doug Jones, Kim Higham, Kim Seeber, Manager Randy Brienen.
Front Row (L to R): Trainer Jimmy “Doc” Lee, Jerry Norman, Tom Vucich, Mark Friendinger, Dick Marshall, John Venturi, Rich Hawkins.