TriCounty Gigi Macintosh realized the task confronting her after leaving the coaching staff at Mt. Zion High School for Morton when one of her early softball teams stumbled badly.
"But we went from 10-40 to 40-10," she recalls, a won-loss shift that points out dramatically the job she has done in her 11 years at Morton.
Last spring her Potter softball team went 35-4 and finished third in the Class AA state finals, following up a 36-4 year the season before that earned Morton a second place state finish.
MacIntosh, who began her sports career as a student at Mt. Zion, went on to play softball, field hockey and swam at Eastern Illinois University.
She then coached basketball and volleyball at Wilmington High School for one year and spent two years at Mt. Zion as softball and basketball coach before moving to Morton where she has forged a softball power.
In 11 seasons she is 240-115, despite a few bad early seasons, and has won three consecutive Mid-Illini conference titles.
Gigi Macintosh realized the task confronting her after leaving the coaching staff at Mt. Zion High School for Morton when one of her early softball teams stumbled badly.
1963 Peoria Central Football Team
Front Row: (L-R) Manager Pete Maddox, John Van Ness, Joe Crooks, Vance Smith, Harley Powers, Bob Ford, Chuck Neumann, Bill Reising, Steve Cummins, Steve Sprenger, Jeff Conrad, Gary Rodgers, Doug Davis, Jerry Beitz, Karl Kloppmann, James Butler.
THE 1963 PEORIA CENTRAL High School football team, coached by a former Central player, William "Corky" Robertson, produced the first unbeaten, untied season in the history of the school.