Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bill Erickson

Bert William "Bill" Erickson


Born:
June 8, 1928
Rockford, IL

Died:
September 21, 1987



Career
1943-44 Rockford East High School - Illinois (High School)
1944-45 Rockford East High School - Illinois (High School)
1945-46 Rockford East High School - Illinois (High School)
1946-47 University of Illinois (College)
1947-48 University of Illinois (College)
1948-49 University of Illinois (College)
1949-50 University of Illinois (College)
1950-51 St. Paul Lights (NPBL)
1951-52 College All-Stars (Independent)
1952-53 College All-Stars (Independent)
1953-54 Freeport High School - Illinois (High School) Head coach
1954-55 Freeport High School - Illinois (High School) Head coach
1955-56 Rockford College - Illinois (College) Head coach
1956-57 Rockford College - Illinois (College) Head coach
1957-58 Rockford College - Illinois (College) Head coach 

After leading Rockford East to an Illinois State Basketball Championship, Erickson went to Illinois where he played in every Illini game in his four years there. He was drafted by the Tri-City Blackhawks but instead chose to play the the St. Paul Lights in the short-lived NPBL. After a couple of seasons with the Harlem Globetrotters, Erickson coached the varsity basketball squad at Freeport High School for a couple years. He was then the first basketball coach at Rockford College, hired in 1955 and lead the team for a few years. After leaving Rockford College, he was personnel director for Elco Tool and Screw in Rockford and later was assistant vice president of American National Bank.


Source:
Rock River Star, April 7, 2010

Stats:
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=erickbi01
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/bill-erickson/

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