NeveHarms Clarence Faucett's unselfish and dedicated work with the youth of Peoria was brought to a regretful close when he collapsed and died at the parking lot of a store at University and Forrest Hill on August 17, 1981.
But throughout his lifetime he had done much ... he had accomplished his objective of helping thousands of kids -. black, white, Protestant and Catholic. His heart of gold and his sincere interest in youth caused him to be a father figure to all the kids he coached and helped.
Clarence organized and directed the Sports Club, the Silver Club for youth sports activities. He worked at the Salvation Army, Carver Center and was involved in kid's summer programs. He coached at St. Boniface, Trewyn and St. Philomena grade schools, as well as the Little Leagues and Journal Star baseball program. He was a great influence to the boys at Manual, Woodruff, Central and Spalding and could be seen at these schools' games watching and encouraging "his" boys.
In 1963 Faucett was one of the two people to share the Brotherhood Award, and in 1980 he was honored at a testimonial dinner which was attended by coaches in the area, by children, adults and civic leaders.
Mrs. Germaine Faucett, his wife, will proudly accept his Neve Harms Meritorious Service To Sports Award.
Clarence Faucett's unselfish and dedicated work with the youth of Peoria was brought to a regretful close when he collapsed and died at the parking lot of a store at University and Forrest Hill on August 17, 1981.
|1993-94 Manual Boy's Basketball Team|
Beginning the nearly unbelievable string of consecutive IHSA Class AA State championships during the 2-class (A, AA) era, the Rams rewarded head coach, Dick Van Scyoc (GPSHOF class of 1994) with his 1st state championship trophy in the last of his 45 years of coaching at the high school level. Manual defeated Carbondale 61-60 in the final game. All-State and 1st Team All-Tournament selection, Brandon Hughes led Manual in scoring in all 8 tournament games. Willie Coleman was selected to the 2nd Team All-Tournament, and Coleman and Ivan Watson were given All-State honorable mention recognition. Both were solid contributors at the state finals. Playing an extremely challenging schedule (18 of the Rams’ opponents were ranked in their 6 respective states), they finished the season with a record of 27-6.