TAYLORVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
SPORTS HALL OF FAME
HONORS

EDWARD "RED" BLAND

Selected for his Achievement as a Coach October 19, 1996
Head Baseball Coach at Taylorville High School 1949 - 1963
Coached 10 Conference Champions
Coached 10 District Champions
Coached 5 Regional Champions
Coached Four teams to the State Finals
1952 Final Eight 1958 Final Eight 1959 Final Eight 1962 Final Four
Led Tornadoes to 192 Wins and 52 Losses
Coached at Sterling High School 1928 - 1934 (44 Wins - 17 Losses)
Coached Track at Taylorville High School from 1939 to 1948
Inducted into Bradley University Hall of Fame - 1949
Lettered in Football and Track at Bradley University 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928
Recreational Director of Taylorville Park District 1949 - 1968
Organized the High School "Church League Basketball
First Director of Taylorville Red Bland Little League - 1952
Received "Award of Recognition" from
Illinois High School Athletic Coaches Association - 1969