Hall of Fame Inductee - Harold W. Knapheide III

Knapheide, a 1963 graduate, was a two-year letterman on the basketball team and also ran the low hurdles and on several relay teams for the track team. As a junior, he scored 230 points for the Blue Devils, who finished with a 28-4 record and took third place in the 1962 state tournament. As a senior, Knapheide scored 460 points for the Blue Devils, who finished with a 25-5 record. He won the rebounding award and was named the most improved player on the team. He was also named to the Chicago American all-state team. As president of the Knapheide Manufacturing Company, Knapheide was a leader in providing and securing financial help during a time when it was necessary to reduce funding for sports programs at QHS. When several non-tenured teachers were cut from the faculty in 1978, Knapheide provided a position in his company's manufacturing business for boys basketball coach Jerry Leggett. That allowed Leggett to remain as the QHS coach, and the 1978-79 Blue Devils eventually placed second in the Class AA tournament. He has always remained closely involved with athletics through the years, providing summer employment and sponsoring athletes in summer camps.

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