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Helen Riley
Helen Riley

Streator, Ill.

Inducted: 1978

1949 ISU graduate ... coached volleyball, softball, basketball, and field hockey at Illinois State from 1955-61 ... coached field hockey at Illinois from 1961-65 and Eastern Illinois from 1965-77 ... at the time of her death in 1977, was noted as one of the foremost field hockey authorities in the nation ... she founded the Central Field Hockey Association in 1959... started the first state IAIAW field hockey championship ... co-author of Field Hockey for Teachers ... national umpire for the United States Field Hockey Association ... had a field hockey stick made in England named the "Riley Blue" in her honor.