HOOP HISTORIANS
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   MEET THE HOOP HISTORIANS
   
 

  IN MEMORY

JOHN TIERNEY

October 30, 1934 - April 10, 2020
Elected as  member of the Hoop Historians:  April, 2012


 
  
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John was a retired high school basketball coach who had coaching stints in Britt, Iowa (1961-62); Marmion Academy (1962-64); Rock Falls (1964-1975); and Hillcrest (1975-1981).  He recorded back-to-back 25-4 seasons at Rock Falls in 1973 and 1974, capturing the state regional title both years.  Tierney attended 45 Final Fours from 1973 to 2019.  John played at Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA) being a two-time first team All-Conference selection, averaging 17.1 points per game in his junior year and 18.3 points per contest as a senior.  Prior to college, Tierney served in the military with the U.S. Army 82 Airborne Division.   John was a Class of 2005 inductee into the Upper Iowa University Hall of Fame, and was elected to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2011.



 

 


 

  
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Hoop Historians Biographies:    Fred Allman - Larry Baker - Guy Baldwin - Steve Bennett - Al Benninger - Brian Burmeister - Judi Caldwell - Bill Carsley - Hersh Cherson - Dave DeGrace - Dennis DeGraff - Matt DeGraff - Gary DePerry - Cal Dilworth - Joe Flaherty - David Fray - Don Fromknecht - Michael Gant - Bill Gappy - John Genova - Carrie Gibbons - Mike Gibbons - Jim Harrick - Billy T Haynes - Roland Hemond - Bob Hutchings - Pat Irvine - Bill Jauss - Mike Johnson - Mike Kerry - Dorothy Kim - Surl Kim - Neil King - Joseph Klebon - Steve Lavin - Les Lombardi - Joseph Lyons - Don MacKay - Nancy MacKay - Joe Makowski - Martin Makowski - Daniel MarinkovichJim Martin - David Mateer - John Mayberry - John McCann - John P McCann - Kevin McCann - Dennis Mishko - Dennis Mishko Jr - Jillian Mishko - Samantha Mishko - Ted Murphy - Steve Newhouse - Ron Newton - Marianne Parrillo - Bren Petar - Ted Reineking - Jimmy Rogers - Mike Rossman - Al Sack - Darren Sack - Rick Schabowski - Richie Schueler Larry Seitlin - Danette Shirley - Joe Spagnolo - Bob Stan - Paul Swanson - Tom Tallarito - Rose Tate - John Tierney - Steve Traktman - Dick Triptow - Vern Vegso - Jerry Wainwright - Gordon Welch - Frank Wilson - Raymond Zebro - Bruce Ziemer