Inductees Currently the head women's basketball coach at Missouri University, Cindy Stein, before entering the coaching field in 1984, was one of the most outstanding athletes in local history.
She won varsity letters at Richwoods in volleyball, softball and basketball in all four of her seasons. She was selected to the Mid-State 10 all-conference team in softball and basketball three times and the volleyball team once.
She his .5574, .469 and .522 in her last three softball seasons, was honorable mention all-state in basketball and was Richwoods' Female Athlete of the Year in 1979.
At Illinois Central College she was named to the first team of the National Junior softball team in 1980 and to the NJCAA second team basketball in 1980 and 1981.
She was an all-Region IV basketball and softball selection in 1980 and 1981 and named MVP of ICC's basketball team both seasons.
She was selected to play in the NJCAA East-West All-Star game in 1981 and was named the top Female Athlete at the 1981 Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame banquet.
At the University of Illinois she was captain of the basketball team her senior year, a Big Ten Player of the Week in March of 1983, and won the Alexander Bush Scholarship award for basketball and academics in 1983. She ranked No.4 in Illinois career assists for two years with 323 and set an Illinois record with an average of 5.6 assists.
Currently the head women's basketball coach at Missouri University, Cindy Stein, before entering the coaching field in 1984, was one of the most outstanding athletes in local history.
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.