TriCounty A former athlete at Notre Dame High School (when it was Bergan), Cindy Clark returned to coach her alma mater's basketball team to its first appearance ever in the Class AA state basketball finals.
Ending the season with a 24-5 record while winning the Galesburg sectional, the Limestone super-sectional and Mid-State 6 conference title, Clark was named the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association District Coach of the Year for 1994.
She began the current basketball season with a 109-58 record in six years at Notre Dame and was 156-93 for nine years of coaching overall.
She has a 141-48 record in volleyball, her 1994 volleyball team winning a third consecutive Mid-State 6 title and third straight Class AA regional crown.
A former Illinois Central College and St. Ambrose athlete, she played softball and basketball at both schools. She made the all-regional basketball team at ICC in 1979 and all-regional softball teams in 1979 and 1980.
A former athlete at Notre Dame High School (when it was Bergan), Cindy Clark returned to coach her alma mater's basketball team to its first appearance ever in the Class AA state basketball finals.
A 1974 Bradley University graduate and longtime financial consultant for MassMutual Financial Group, Paul Herzog has served as the public address "Voice of the Braves" for nearly 600 Bradley men's basketball games for the past 39 seasons, including every game the Braves have played at Carver Arena and Renaissance Coliseum. In addition to his volunteer service for Bradley, Herzog has served as the volunteer public address announcer for every game the Peoria Civic Center has hosted in the IHSA Boys Basketball State Tournament during its 20-year run in the River City.
While "PA" Paul is well-known for his role with Bradley Basketball and the IHSA, his community service extends far beyond Carver Arena. A Braves Club Board of Directors member for 20 years and a past president (1992-94) of the organization, Herzog also served as president of the Central Illinois Bradley Alumni Chapter (1983-85) and the Bradley University National Alumni Association (1990-91). He also has began emceeing the IHSA State Cross Country Championships awards ceremony in 1996.
Closer to his home in Germantown Hills, Herzog has coached in youth baseball and basketball house leagues and from 2006-13 he was a member of the Germantown Hills Athletic Association Board of Directors. He served as a committe co-chair in the effort to acquire land for the expansion of youth sports in Germantown Hills, which led to the addition of 20 acres to school district property. Herzog also brought a little of the Bradley Basketball experience to the Germantown Hills Grade School Boys Basketball program by serving as the public address announcer from 2008-12.
Herzog is the recipient of numerous service awards, including the Bradley Varsity Club Billy Stone Service Award, the Bradley University Lydia Moss Bradley Award, the IHSA March Madness Volunteer of the Year and the IHSA Distinguished Service Award. He was inducted into the Bradley Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.