Hall of Fame Inductee - Dick Thompson

Thompson, a 1953 graduate, was a standout in football, basketball and baseball at QHS. He started as a junior guard on the 1951-52 basketball team that lost to Hebron in the state championship game. He earned all-state honors in basketball and was a star infielder in baseball. Thompson received a basketball scholarship to the University of Illinois but transferred to Quincy College after his freshman season. He was a three-year starter at Quincy College and was a starter on the 1954-55 basketball team that was the first Hawk's team to reach the NAIA national tournament. Upon graduation, Thompson became one of the top fast pitch softball pitchers in the nation. He also officiated basketball and football games and became one of the first men to play in and to officiate a state championship basketball game. His daughter Lynn, is also a member of the QHS Hall of Fame, making them the first father-daughter combination to be so honored. Thompson went on to become a teacher and an administrator in the Quincy Public School system for more than two decades.

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