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John Ortwerth
John Ortwerth

St. Louis, Mo.


Football (1950, 54-55)

Inducted: 1975

Three-year letterwinner in football, playing end and tackle ... was Athletic Director at Quincy College for 15 years (1960-75) and head basketball coach for 18 seasons ... his basketball teams posted a record of 259-173, qualified for NAIA District 20 playoffs 11 times, and advanced to the national tournament twice ... won six titles in the first nine years of the Midlands Conference, which he helped organize ... Illinois NAIA Coach of the Year three times ... vice president of the National Basketball Coaches Association ... on the coaching staff of the USA All-American National Basketball Team in 1974 ...inducted into the Quincy University Hall of Fame in 1978.