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Peg Kopec Inducted Into NFHS National High School Hall of Fame

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On Saturday, July 2, 2016, legendary St. Francis High School girls volleyball coach Peg Kopec was inducted into the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the NFHS Summer Meeting in Reno, Nevada. Kopec is the winningest coach in state history regardless of sport and led the Spartans to 12 IHSA state championships during her 42-year career. Below are video and photos from the event.

The photos from top to bottom include...
  • Kopec and the Hall of Fame class at an introductory press conference
  • Kopec being presented her Hall of Fame ring from NFHS Executive Director Bob Gardner
  • Kopec receiving her Hall of Fame plaque from NFHS Board President Bob Kanaby
  • Kopec with IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson
  • Kopec chatting with attendees during autograph session following ceremony
  • Kopec with family and St. Francis administration and coaches
  • The 2016 NFHS National High School Hall of Fame class

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