RVC Athletics Booster Club Establishing Coaches Hall of Fame

Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516

The Rock Valley College Athletics Booster Club is establishing a Coaches Hall of Fame for RVC coaches who have been retired from the College for at least three years. 

For the inaugural year, six former coaches who were instrumental in starting the athletics program at the College will be honored and inducted. There will be a special ceremony to honor these six coaches at halftime of the men's basketball game on Saturday, December 14, when the Golden Eagles will take on Black Hawk College (Moline) at 3:00 p.m.

The coaches being inducted are:

Chuck Behrends

Men's Basketball Coach (1966-1985)

Geraldine E. "Gerry" McDermott

Initiated women's sports at RVC

Coached Volleyball, Softball and Women's Basketball (1965-1993)

Norm Matzl

Football Coach (1968-1987)

Golf Coach (1966-1967)

Swimming Coach (1967-1969)

Pete Lonsway

Men's Tennis Coach (1968-1977)

Football Coach, Defensive Coordinator (1968-1977)

Ed Delaporte III

Baseball Coach (1967-1989)

Heidi Hutchison*

Volleyball Coach (1993-1999), NJCAA Division III National Champions (1996, 1997)

Women's Basketball Coach (1993-1996)

* -deceased

If you have any questions please call Steve Vee at (815) 979-6085.