Hall of Fame Inductee - Richard "Beanie" Hickman

One of Quincy's most talented and memorable athletes in the 1960's was Richard "Beanie" Hickman. Starring in three sports, Hickman earned a total of 7 varsity letters, but was best known for his work on the hard-court. During his 3 years at the varsity level Hickman was part of balanced attack that amassed a record of 72-19, making it to the "Sweet 16" three consecutive seasons. Despite playing his entire senior year with a knee injury, Hickman was named to the Chicago Tribune All-State Team and was named as the Rotary Clubs Senior Athlete of the Year. After graduation Hickman attended the University of Delaware on an athletic scholarship where he again earned recognition for his ability on the basketball court. Lettering in all 4 seasons, Hickman lit up the Delaware Field House with a then record 44 points. He lead his team in scoring his freshman year and was Delaware's team captain and MVP his senior year. Throughout the years Hickman has continued to share his love of the game. For the past 11 years he's coached varsity girls basketball and softball at Wilmington Christian School and been active in the community's youth programs. Hickman is an integral part of the American Baptist Men of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Beanie is a successful contractor and his wife, Kathlene, is a schoolteacher. They are the proud parents of 7 children.

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