Hall of Fame Inductee - Selmer Storby

The first in a long line of outstanding basketball coaches at Quincy High School, Storby guided the Blue Devils to a 115-32 record in seven seasons, but he's most known for putting the Blue Devils on the Illinois basketball map. Storby coached Quincy to its first state tournament appearance - and championship by beating Harvey High School of Thornton, 39-27 - in 1934. The Blue Devils had lost by one point to eventual state champion Springfield High in 1933 and advanced to state quarterfinals in 1935, where they lost by one point. When Perry Barclift was asked to what he attributed his success as a player after the 1934 championship game, he replied, To the best basketball coach in the world. Storby was voted to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and was a charter member of the Quincy HIgh School Sports Hall of Fame.

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