Inducted 2004. Football Standout in Mid-1950’s. Helped Organized Local youth Football League. Class of 1957.
Hinkamper has touched the lives of thousands and their families as a coach in the Quincy YMCA’s football program for more than three decades and also as a member of the Quincy Notre Dame football committee for 14 years.
Before he became a coach, he was first a player himself at QND. Hinkamper, a 1957 graduate, won four letters in football and was co-captain of the team as a senior. After his senior season, he was offered a scholarship to play football at Oregon State University but turned it down to stay home and be with his ailing father.
In the fall of 1967, Hinkamper helped Earl Myers organize the flag football program for kids in grades 2-8. He coached flag football for six years, then helped organize the tackle football program in 1973. He has coached the Redskins ever since, and in 1998, was inducted into the YMCA Hall of Fame for his continuous service.
Hinkamper has also been involved with many activities at St. Francis School and the Catholic Youth Organization. He was inducted into the CYO Hall of Fame in 1987. He is a member of the Mid-Mississippi Valley chapter of the National Football Foundation, and was honored by the Quincy Exchange Club in 1999 with its Golden Deeds Award. He is also involved in the local Scouting program for nearly 50 years.
Hinkamper lives in Quincy with his wife, Rosemary, and operates Raymond R. Hinkamper Service Company. They have five sons; Randall, Ricky, Robert, Richard and Roy and a daughter, Rhonda. They also have five grandchildren.
I would like to thank the Quincy Notre Dame Hall of Fame Committee for selecting me to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. I am extremely honored and proud to be included in this group of people. I enjoyed playing sports in my younger years, especially at Notre Dame, and since those days working with youth. Working with youth has been a priority for me and my whole family. Being involved with young people is a reward in itself. This induction into the Hall of Fame is to be shared by those who support all the endeavors we take to heart to follow a mission of helping fellow men, especially youth. I would like to thank my wife of 45 years, Rosemary, and my children for letting me work with youth on a volunteer basis.