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Robert Anderson
Robert Anderson

Basketball (Coach)

Inducted: 1983

A 1951 graduate of Illinois State University ... became a successful basketball coach at Thornton High School from 1957-69 ... amassed a 122-30 record in eight years as a sophomore coach ... his basketball teams never had a losing season ... coached Thornton to three South Suburban Conference Championships and two state tournament appearances, including a state championship in 1966 when his team finished with a 30-2 record ... named the Illinois State Alumni Association Coach of the Year in 1966 ... inducted into the Illinois Coaches Hall of Fame in 1975