Hall of Fame Inductee - Gene Holler
A three-sport star during the early 1950s Gene Holler was always on the
go. On the gridiron Holler earned varsity letters as a two-way performer
both his junior and senior years. He was a standout for Head Coach
George Latham toiling with the likes of Tom Payne, Dick Thompson and
Bruce Brothers. His sharp eye and quick bat made Gene Holler a force on
the QHS baseball team. He earned a total of 7 varsity letters in all.
And while Holler was a fine high school athlete, he was even better
later in life. After attending Illinois State University and Quincy
College, Holler settled down and started a family in 1955. He coached
American Legion ball for a number of years. But it was fast pitch
softball that "Gino" Holler was known for. He was a key member of the
Quincy Merchants teams that toured the mid-west during the 1960s. In all
Holler maintained a high lifetime batting average in over 30 years of
amateur fast-pitch softball. Gene and his wife Marcia have 2 children
and 3 grandchildren. The Holler family resides in Quincy.
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