Hall of Fame Inductee - Cynthia Bumbry

Excellence at every level is the hallmark of a true hall of famer. It's a hallmark displayed by Cynthia Bumbry. A talented 2-sport athlete Cynthia Bumbry excelled in both basketball and softball, leading the Lady Devils softball team to the state title in 1978. Her athletic and academic prowess was good enough to earn Bumbry a scholarship to Illinois State University. While at I.S.U. she excelled at both softball and basketball. She earned a spot on the Academic Dean's list and later graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Bumbry then brought her talent home and served a number of roles with the Quincy Public School System, including Physical Education teacher, Head Junior High Basketball Coach and Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach. Some people were born to coach and Bumbry is one of those people. After accepting a head basketball coaching position at Evanston Township High, Bumbry took the program to new heights. She coached her team into the Elite 8 and for her efforts was named as the Coach of the Year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. During her stay in Evanston Bumbry has been recognized numerous times-winning the Suburban Teacher Award in 1993-94---selected as a Junior Olympic Floor Basketball Coach in 1994 and serving as Interim Department Chair for the Physical Education and Health Department. Bumbry earned her Type 75 Masters Degree in Administration in 1998 and most recently accepted the position as Dean of Students.

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