Hall of Fame Inductee - Chuck Brady

No one saw more, or wrote more about the local sports scene than Chuck Brady. In a career that touched the better part of 6 decades, Brady’s stories and columns were enjoyed by thousands of readers during his career. Chuck got his start by working part time at the Quincy Herald Whig in 1948 while attending Quincy College. He graduated in 1950 and joined the Air Force where he was stationed in New Mexico. While there Brady served as editor for a weekly newspaper and covered sports part time for the Albuquerque Journal. Brady went to work full time at the Herald Whig in 1953 where he was a fixture until his retirement in 1991. And Chuck Brady covered all the sports. Basketball, football, tennis, golf and, yes even bowling--Chuck Brady brought the participants to life each evening the Herald Whig sports section. To many, Sunday morning meant a hot cup of coffee and a look at “Chuck’s Clipboard”. And during the winter months, one would find the time to review the Brady account of last nights Blue Devil game and a glance at “Chuckin’ at the Headpin.” A Chuck Brady column was like that comfortable pair of shoes you just couldn’t do without. Brady, who served as president of the Illinois Associated Press Sports Editors Association, was inducted into the Quincy College Sports Hall of Fame in 1977. Ten years later he entered the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Chuck Brady and his wife Jean are the parents of two. The Brady's reside in Quincy.

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