Millikin University Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Dick Marshall was recently inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Hall of Fame. Marshall was honored for his career in coaching at the 2010 Hall of Fame Banquet on April 24 at Illinois State University.
Marshall has been an assistant coach at Millikin for 15 years including being on board as the Big Blue made its NCAA Championship run in 2004-05.
“I have had the privilege of working with Dick Marshall for 15 years,” said Millikin Head Coach Lori Kerans. “It is no accident than during that time Millikin has won eight CCIW titles and appeared in eight NCAA tournaments in his tenure. Millikin has also had the CCIW Player of the Year six times and an MU post player has been First or Second team in 14 of those 15 years!”
“Coach Marshall teaches a lot about basketball, but even more about life, character, humor, and compassion,” adds Kerans. “Dick Marshall is a great husband, father, and grandfather, national champion, teacher, community servant, and now, thanks to the IBCA, a Hall of Fame Career Coach!”
Marshall came to Millikin after a 33-year career as head coach at Cumberland and Mt. Zion High Schools. Marshall began his coaching career at Cumberland before being named coach at Mt. Zion, where he compiled a 301-128 (.702) record in 16 seasons. His teams won eight Apollo Conference titles, seven regional championships and three sectional titles. Marshall was named Macon County Coach of the Year six times.
Marshall is a graduate of Paxton High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University.