Hall of Fame Inductee - Jeff Stollberg
Part of the 1968-69 Quincy High School boys basketball team
Sherrill Hanks referred to as the “skinny runts,” Jeff Stollberg was
the leading scorer at 15.1 points per game for a group that climbed
to No. 1 in the state by midseason.
The Blue Devils won 15 of their first 16 games, finished the
season 25-6 and made a Sweet 16 appearance. Stollberg was the
team MVP, received special mention all-state and set the school
record for free throw percentage at 86.7 percent.
As a junior, he helped the Blue Devils go 22-9 and reach the
Sweet 16. Basketball wasn’t Stollberg’s only passion. He earned
two two letters in track, setting the school record in the high hurdles
at 14.6 seconds as a senior.
Stollberg competed in both sports in college where he was an
NAIA honorable mention All-American at Culver-Stockton when
he averaged 19.5 points per game and was ranked sixth all-time in
scoring when he graduated.
As a senior, he ranked third in the nation in free throw percentage
at 87.5 percent. In track, he set C-SC records in the 120-yard
high hurdles and the 400 high hurdles.
Stollberg is currently a counselor at Quincy High School. He and
his wife, Amy, have three daughters — Ashley, Emily and Erika.
Being chosen as an inductee to the QHS Hall of Fame is a proud day for me and my family. I
would like to thank the Hall of Fame committee for nominating me for this honor. Memories of
QHS athletics are an important part of my life and a source of great pride.
No matter where I traveled in Illinois, QHS athletics are looked upon with great admiration
I would like to thank coaches Sherrill Hanks, Dale Hendren, and Don Kelly for their hard
work and inspiration, which motivated me to make the best of my abilities.
Most of all I would like to thank my parents, Gerald and Virginia Stollberg, for their unending
love and tireless support. They were always there with a helping hand to guide me through
This great honor is and always will be one of the proudest moments of my life.
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