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Bob Dille
1997-98 Hall of Fame
SPORT(S)
Basketball (1944-1946)

Bob Dille was Valpo's first nationally-recognized All-American, earning the Helms Athletic Foundation honor in 1944.

He was joined on the list by such future pro athletes as George Mikan (DePaul) and Otto Graham (Northwestern). Dille was not an ordinary student-athlete as he entered VU at age 26 as a married man with a son. As a result, he worked 48 hours a week for McGill Manufacturing while carrying a full academic load.

After college Dille played pro basketball for Detroit in 1946-1947 before entering the coaching profession. Dille compiled a very impressive high school coaching career with stints at four different schools. His 1974 Fort Wayne Northrup team captured the Indiana High School Basketball State Championship. Dille was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1989.

1997-98 Hall of Fame
Gene BartowMen's Basketball Coach (1964-1970)
Elsie BauerVolleyball Coach (1967-1977) & Womens Golf Coach (1960's)
Emory BauerBaseball, Football, Basketball, and Golf Coaches, Athletic Director (1946-1981)
Patti (Shook) BoiceGolf (1960s)
Ruth BrownField Hockey Coach (1949-1984) & Women's Basketball Coach (1968-1978)
Steve CookTrack & Field & Basketball (1962-1966)
Bob DilleBasketball (1944-1946)
Dick JonesBaseball & Basketball (1965-1968)
Richard KoenigAthlete, Coach, Professor, Director of Athletics, and V.P. for Public &Alumni Affairs (1939-1989)
Lloyd McClendonBaseball (1978-1980)
Joe PahrFootball (1949-1951)
Lori (Barton) PelletierVolleyball (1988-1991)
Garry PuetzFootball & Baseball (1970-1972)
Ken SchreiberBaseball & Football (1953-1958)
Fred (Fuzzy) ThurstonFootball (1953-1955)
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler