Year Inducted: 1980
Schools / Organizations: (Chicago) St. Ignatius High School
(Niles) Notre Dame High School
(Chicago) St. Phillip High School
The University of Notre Dame
Biography: Ralph Hinger has compiled a 402-211 record as a head coach at St. Vincent’s (Mt. Vernon, OH); (Chicago) St. Ignatius; and (Niles) Notre Dame High Schools. As a prep player, Ralph was a member of the 1945 Chicago City Champions at St. Phillips High School and was named as an All-Catholic League player. He played three seasons of college ball at The University of Notre Dame. Ralph was the first recipient of the Notre Dame High School’s Alumni Association distinguished service award. Ralph is also a member of the Chicago Catholic League Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Ralph Hinger passed away on March 27, 2000 at the age of 72.