Hinsdale Central Foundation, Partnership in Lifelong Learning

Ken Schreiner

Membership level: Hall of Fame

Ken Schreiner

Inductee Year 2017
Ken Schreiner
Coach Schreiner was a teacher, Head Football Coach, and Athletic Director at Hinsdale Central.

Following graduation from Wheaton Community High School, Ken attended the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the football team that won the Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championships in 1965. He graduated in 1966, and later earned a Masters degree in Education in 1971.

Ken began his teaching career at Oak Lawn Community High School in 1966, and later taught at Wheaton Central and Maine

West before joining the faculty at Hinsdale Central in 1972 as an English teacher, and assistant coach for both football and wrestling. He was also the Head Girls Softball Coach from 1979 to 1989.

In 1992, Ken was named Head Football Coach at Hinsdale Central, a position he held until 2003. He also served as Athletic Director from 1993 until 2003. During his tenure at Central, his football teams won five conference titles. He led the 2002 team to an undefeated regular season before losing to the eventual state champion in the semi-final game.

As Athletic Director, the athletic programs at Hinsdale Central won many conference and state championships, and built a tradition of excellence that exists to this day.

In 2003, Coach Schreiner was named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to Hinsdale Central.

Ken and his wife, Cinda, make their home in Woodridge.
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