Hall of Fame Inductee - Dick Heitholt
Heitholt, a 1945 graduate, began his high school career in Payson before
coming to Quincy for his senior year. He was one of six seniors who
helped the Blue Devils finish in third place in the state tournament,
and he was named to the all-tournament team.
He also earned a spot at end on the football team, though he came to
Quincy from a school that didn't field a football team. Heitholt also
kicked off for the Blue Devils, and he earned a letter in track. His
chance to letter in four sports was foiled when he was called to active
duty in the Navy before the spring term was over.
After a brief stay at Northwestern University, Heitholt returned to play
baseball and basketball at Quincy College. He then played for two
seasons in the minor league system of the Chicago Cubs.
Coaching stints at West Pike and Pittsfield eventually paved the way for
Heitholt to be named principal at Pittsfield and later at QHS, where he
served from 1967 to 1985. He played a leading role in the formation of
the Western Big Six Conference.
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