Boys Basketball Program Honored for 1500 Wins

On Saturday, December 11, a representative from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, Steve Allen, QND Head Coach Kevin Meyer, QND Athletic Director Bill Connell, former QND Head Coach Scott Douglas and captains of this years’ boys basketball team were honored for the boys basketball program achieving 1500 wins.

The IBCA represents all of Illinois’ basketball at the Jr. high, high school, and collegiate levels. Each year, the IBCA honors individuals with annual Hall of Fame inductions and Coach of the Year selections. In order to recognize school and team achievements, the IBCA honors basketball programs that have earned only the highest levels of success.

The IBCA recognizes one of just a few Illinois High School Boys basketball programs that have surpassed the 1500 victory plateau. Currently, the QND boys have won 1508 games.

Since the 1933-34 season, the Raiders have captured 32 regional titles and made 5 state tournament appearances resulting in 3rd place finishes in 1999 and 2004 and 4th place finishes in 1957 and 1974.  Along with numerous conference championships as well as holiday tournament titles, QND can be included as one of the premier boys’ basketball programs in Illinois.

The first victory for the program, Quincy College Academy at the time, came exactly 88 years ago on December 11, 1933, with a 34-19 victory over Ursa.  QND boys All-Time winningest coach is Scott Douglas with a record of 360 wins and 138 losses during his 17 years as head coach.

The IBCA congratulates Coach Kevin Meyer and all Raider players, coaches and fans – past and present – on this great achievement! Go Raiders!

 

QND coaches in the IBCA Hall of Fame include:

Elmo “Mac” McClain (1978) and

Girls Varsity Coach Eric Orne (2017)

 

QND boys’ players in the IBCA Hall of Fame include:

Bob Bender (1985)

Mark (Marty) Bernbrock (2011)

Dan Pieper (2020)

Bill Kurz (2018)

 

QND girls’ players in the IBCA Hall of Fame include:

Susan Wellman (2019)

Jessica Stuckman (2019)

 

QND has 2 teams in the IBCA Hall of Fame:

the 1983 & 1984 Class A Girls State Champions

 

Quincy media members of the IBCA Hall of Fame include:

WTAD broadcaster Ron Kinscherf (2008) and

WGEM broadcaster Eric Ervin (2019)