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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