On July 5, 2016, legendary Maine West girls basketball coach Derril Kipp passed away after battling pancreatic cancer. Kipp leaves behind an incredible legacy that includes coaching the 1987-88 Maine West squad (pictured above, Kipp far left)
to the IHSA Class AA state title. Kipp's squads from 1987-1989 also established the state's longest winning streak in the sports history with 65 consecutive wins.
Click the photo below to see more on the streak from a graphic commemorating the record in the 1988-89 IHSA Girls Basketball State Final program.
Read more about Kipp's incredible career and legacy here:
Maine West High School Press Release
Chicago Tribune Story
Daily Herald Story
Journal & Topics Story