Year Inducted: 1975
Schools / Organizations: Reno High School
Trenton High School
Highland High School
Biography: In 22 years of coaching, Ed Hilbert won seven conference titles at Reno, Trenton, and Highland High Schools. His overall record was 383-251. His last seven teams all achieved 20 wins. Twice, his Highland teams went to the state tournament—1953 and 1958. During a stretch from 1954 to 1957 Highland produced a 34-game home winning streak which stood until broken by (Lisle) Benet Academy in the 1980’s. For 12 seasons Hilbert also served as an IHSA basketball official.