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Harold Samorian
Harold Samorian

Rockford, Illinois

Inducted: 2000

1955 ISU graduate ... participated in football, basketball, and baseball ... first Illinois State graduate to hold memberships in both the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association and the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Halls of Fame ... taught and coached at three high schools in Illinois ... led Glenbrook North to the first Class 5A state football championship in 1974 ... named the Illinois Football Coach of the Year in 1975 ... head coach of the first East-West Shrine All-Star Game ... participant in the state finals in four different sports ... an assistant coach on Glenbrook North's 1966 state championship baseball team ... officiated the IHSA state individual wrestling championship for 21 years, which is more than any other official ... named the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Official of the Year in 1980 ... selected as the Grand Marshall of the 1990 IHSA Wrestling Tournament.