Leo “Mike” Kesseler
Year Inducted: 1990
Schools / Organizations:
(Princeton) Logan Junior High School
Biography: Leo “Mike” Kesseler coached for 25 seasons as Princeton’s Logan Junior High School. Kesseler alternated yearly between 7th and 8th grade teams. His teams at Logan had a combined 311-113 record. Logan’s teams under Mike’s direction won 11 Starved Rock Conference titles to go with 4 second place finishes. 9 times Logan won conference tournaments. They also won 7 other tournaments along the way. His 1987-88 8th grade team went 15-0, the following season the 7th grade team went 16-1. 4 times his teams lost 2 or less games. Mike was the IBCA District 12 Junior High Coach of the Year in 1971. Leo “Mike” Kesseler died on March 29, 2006 at the age of 69.