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Illinois State Athletics Percy Hall of Fame: Letter C

Lee Capra Lee Capra
Inducted: 1975 Sport: Baseball
A co-captain on the 1969 NCAA College Division championship team ... career record of 17-5 with a career earned-run average of 1.58 ... played with the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves Read More [+]
Paul Carther Paul Carther
Inducted: 1979 Sport: Football, Track & Field
Starting defensive tackle and co-captain in football and former shot put record holder in track at Illinois State ... won the Fred Cleland Award in 1972 ... helped hold Western Illinois without a touchdown for the first time in 42 gamesRead More [+]
Stanley Changnon Stanley Changnon
Inducted: 1972 Sport: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track & Field
Four-sport letterwinner in baseball, basketball, football, and track ... captained the Illinois State football team in 1922 ... coached track at Illinois State before embarking on an illustrious high school coaching career at Mt. Zion Read More [+]
Sam Chicas Sam Chicas
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Baseball, Football
Two-sport letterwinner in football and baseball ... All-Conference football guard in three seasons ... named Illinois State's MVP in his junior season (1941) ... missed his senior season because of a broken leg, but was still named team captain for the second-consecutive season Read More [+]
Frank Chiodo Frank Chiodo
Inducted: 1978 Sport: Football, Basketball
Four-year letterwinner in football and two-year letterwinner in basketball ... quarterbacked the Redbirds to their last undefeated regular season (1950) ... ISU's record with Chiodo under center was 16-8-4 Read More [+]
Lavern Christensen Lavern Christensen
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Football
Four-year football letterman ... co-captained the Redbirds in 1936 and 1937 as a tight end ... he was Most Valuable Player on a team that tied for its first Little Nineteen title in 30 years (1937), and was named to the all-conference team Read More [+]
Joan Clark-Fowler Joan Clark-Fowler
Inducted: 1979 Sport: Bowling, Field Hockey, Softball, Speedball, Swimming & Diving, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis
Eight-sport letterwinner ... played in the Chicago Professional Women's Softball League, and has had a rich involvement in sports as coach at Metropolis High School. Read More [+]
Joseph Cogdal Joseph Cogdal
Inducted: 1972 Sport: Basketball
Coached at Illinois State from 1927-65, winning 11 basketball championships, 14 track championships and 28 cross country titles ... through coaching football, basketball, cross country, tennis and track, helped bring ISU 50 major championship and 45 second-place awards Read More [+]
Marion Cole Marion Cole
Inducted: 1972 Sport: Cross Country, Track & Field
Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field ... a foot injury kept him from national honors as a senior, but he still capped a brilliant career with state and conference cross country titles, plus conference mile and two-mile championships Read More [+]
James Collie James Collie
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Basketball
Coached basketball for 13 seasons at Illinois State (1957-70) ... won four Interstate Conference championships, seven postseason tournament bids, and had 209-139 record Read More [+]
Clarence Collins Clarence Collins
Inducted: 1999 Sport: Football
Four-year letterwinner ... compiled 147 receptions, 2,498 yards, and 20 touchdowns ... as a senior, he hauled in 64 receptions for 1,007 yards and 11 touchdowns ... was offensive most valuable player in 1982 and 1983 Read More [+]
Doug Collins Doug Collins
Inducted: 1978 Sport: Basketball
The most decorated athlete in Illinois State history ... a Consensus All-American in 1973, winner of the NCAA Top Five Athletes of 1973 ... averaged 29.1 points in three seasons at Illinois State and is the program's all-time leading scorer (2,240 points) Read More [+]
Richard Conrad Richard Conrad
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Baseball
Four-year letterman in baseball ... three-year all-conference third basemen ... team Most Valuable Player at in 1967 and captain in 1968 ... had a career batting average of .339 Read More [+]
John Coppens John Coppens
Inducted: 1996 Sport: Football
Threw for 6,238 yards and 49 touchdowns ... finished career as the leader in every major statistical passing category...became the first player in school history to lead ISU in passing and total offense in four-consecutive seasons Read More [+]
Barb Cothren Barb Cothren
Inducted: 1981 Sport: Softball, Basketball
Two-sport letterwinner ... besides an impressive record as an official in a number of women's sports, including the position of Illinois State Officiating Coordinator, Cothren has a successful coaching background that includes volleyball, basketball, badminton and archery Read More [+]
John Coughlan John Coughlan
Inducted: 1993 Sport: Cross Country, Track & Field
Spent 36 years in the coaching profession, the last 23 years at Illinois State coaching men's and women's track and field and cross country ... Coughlan retired as head coach from the Redbirds in 2000, but not before leaving a legacy of success at Illinois State that includes five top-25 team finishes at the NCAA Championships Read More [+]

Floyd Covill Floyd Covill
Inducted: 1981 Sport: Football, Track & Field, Wrestling
Four-year letterwinner ... three-time all-conference selection ... honorable mention all-American selection in 1939 ... helped the Redbirds to a 19-10-7 record over four seasons ... also lettered in track and wrestling (freshman season) Read More [+]
Warren Crews Warren Crews
Inducted: 1983 Sport: Basketball
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 Read More [+]
Roger Cushman Roger Cushman
Inducted: 1992 Sport: Sports Information Director
Sports Information Director at Illinois State from 1966-1979, a 1962 ISU graduate ... played huge role in the university's transition from a Division II athletic program to a powerful force in Division I, leading up to the Redbirds' admission to the Missouri Valley Conference Read More [+]
Paul Custer Paul Custer
Inducted: 1972 Sport: Football
Winner of Illinois State's first MVP award in football in 1933 ... a halfback who was considered by his coach, Howard Hancock, to have been one of Illinois State's finest blockers Read More [+]