Hall of Fame Inductee - Herman Pinkelman

There are people who make lasting impressions on the youth of a community. Coach Herman Pinkelman is just such a person. For 32 years Pinkelman helped mold and shape the minds and bodies of those students who attended Quincy Junior High. He did so in the classroom, in the hallways, on football fields, on basketball courts and where ever he went during his days as a teacher and coach. A veteran of World War II, Pinkelman served in the U.S. Army with the 8th Air Force in England as a member of a B-17 bomber combat crew. He flew missions with the 490th Bomber Group and later with the 851st Bomb Squadron. After the war, Pinkelman returned home and attended Quincy College, where he graduated with his bachelor's degree in education. He later earned his master's degree from the University of Illinois. Pinkelman coached a number of sports, including football, basketball, and track at the Junior HIgh level for 20 years. During that time he taught the fundamentals that enabled many Quincy High athletes achieve great success at the varsity level and beyond.

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