Year Inducted: 1995
Schools / Organizations: (Chicago) Westinghouse High School
Triton Community College
NBA: Indiana Pacers
Biography: Twice Frank Lollino has been invited to the White House. Few other high school coaches could match that honor. From 1967 to 1986 Lollino compiled a 331-118 record at Chicago’s Westinghouse High School. Under Lollino, Westinghouse won two city championships, made five Sweet 16 appearances and twice advanced to the Elite Eight. At least 80 Lollino-coached athletes went on to play Division I college basketball. It is little wonder the 1980-1982 NBC television series “The White Shadow” was based on Lollino’s high school coaching career. Lollino spent four seasons as a scout for the Indiana Pacers before moving to Triton College for the 1990-91 season. In his first campaign at Triton, he led the team to a 21-7 record. Lollino has prospered overseas as a coach while competing in Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Russian Training Village. Lollino, who has coached in the McDonald’s Prep All-American Classic, has an overall 414-165 record.