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Warren Crews
Warren Crews

Elkville, Illinois

MBB, BSB, FB Coach

Inducted: 1983

Junior varsity basketball coach for 11 seasons, compiling a 119-25 record ... assistant baseball coach for eight years and assistant football coach 11 seasons ... left Illinois State coaching ranks in 1975 to become administrative assistant in the athletic department ... served as Assistant Athletic Director from 1978-1982 ... was an all-state quarterback at Elkville High School in southern Illinois ... played college football at Southeast Missouri State, and was a four-year starter, after transferring from Washington University (St. Louis) ... after pre-flight training in the Navy, Crews began coaching at Lovington High School where he handled football, baseball, basketball and track ... his football teams enjoyed a 23-game winning streak, before he moved on to ISU as a graduate assistant in 1951, coaching football, basketball and baseball, while teaching in the physical education department ... his son, Jim, was the head men's basketball coach at Evansville ... helped organize the IHSA events held at ISU, including the IHSA Football Playoffs ... also spent summers managing the Municipal Baseball League in the Twin Cities.