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Greg True

Inducted 1981

St. Edward High School


Credited with being the person responsible for developing Saint Edward High School's athletic traditions, Greg True, the Green Wave's athletic director and coach from 1944—65, established a formidable record for a small high school competing against others with larger enrollments. His varsity basketball teams won 14 Northeast Catholic Conference titles and 13 out of a possible 19 district championships while compiling a 304—210 record. His football teams had a 79—77—8 record with three conference titles. Greg was also head sophomore coach for 11 years during which his cage teams won seven of 11 possible conference championships with an over-all record of 138—83. Greg began his coaching career at Waterloo (Wis.) in 1932, and in 1939 became assistant coach in football, basketball and track at Dundee High School. Greg left St. Edward in 1965 to start an athletic program at Crown High School, and the next year became Coordinator of Athletics and Physical Education for the entire Dundee School District. In 1968 the St. Edward outdoor athletic complex was named in Greg's honor. He was elected to the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame in 1974 and the Illinois Football Hall of Fame in 1983.