A Look Through History - LLC Archives - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois

The year is 1989, now click on the day in the timeline below.


The day is Monday, April 10 in the year 1989.

LLC rehires the school’s first men’s basketball coach (April 10, 1989): After spending 16 years coaching basketball away from Lake Land—11 years at SIU-Edwardsville and 5 years at the University of Cincinnati as an assistant—Dudley returned to replace Wayne Lockett as the school’s 8th men’s basketball coach. During his earlier tenure as LLC’s coach (1968-70), Dudley enjoyed what is considered the school’s best ever sports season: an impressive 20-1 record in the team’s first year. Hired and endorsed by athletic director Gene Creek and President Robert K. Luther, Dudley was confident a winning tradition could be regained at the school by using the extensive recruiting connections he’d made at Cincinnati, as well as his relationship with Lou Henson, Illinois’s head basketball coach.

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