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Ray Haley

Inducted 1992

Biography

Ray was Larkin High School's first football coach (1962-90). His 28-year career record was 151-99-3. He coached teams that won or shared five Upstate Eight Conference Championships (1967, '69, '73, '79, and '80). Twice he coached teams to 9-0 regular-season records and three times he led Larkin into the state playoffs. His Royals made the Class 5A semifinal in 1979, losing to eventual state champion East St. Louis. He coached three high school All-Americans and eleven All-Staters.

He was the athletic director for 21 years during a period which oversaw the tremendous growth in both girls and boys sports at Larkin. He was a charter member of the board of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame.

Ray was inducted into Southwest Missouri State University's Hall of Fame in 1977 and the Illinois Football Coaches Association's Hall of Fame in 1986.