North Central College - Naperville, IL

Herbert Heilman

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Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1969

Herb Heilman’s career as assistant director of athletics, head football coach and head baseball coach at North Central College, although brief, is a proud chapter in the College’s history. During two seasons, he led his 1946 and 1947 football teams to College Conference of Illinois championships. The 1947 squad is still the only North Central football team ever to appear in a post-season competition playing in the Corn Bowl. Both football teams included experienced veterans from World War II and young men fresh out of high school. It was Coach Heilman who molded the diverse crew together into championship teams.