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Jay Hatch Alleman

Jay Hatch instructs the Alleman girls basketball team during a timeout in a game early in the 1991-92 season, his first year as the Pioneers’ head coach. Hatch coached Alleman to a 456-270 record in 23 seasons including a 22-10 mark in his first season.

1966 — Born on June 24 in Iowa City.

1983 — Quarterback of a West Des Moines Valley football team that reached the Iowa 4A playoffs.

1984 — As senior, starts on Valley basketball team that makes first appearance in the Iowa 4A state tournament and finishes second behind Cedar Rapids Kennedy. Enrolls at Augustana College and is holder for football team that wins the national championship.

1985 — First of four seasons lettering in baseball at Augustana. Again serves as holder for national championship football team.

1987 — First of two seasons lettering in basketball at Augustana.

1988 — Earns first-team all-CCIW honors as catcher in baseball.

1991 — Becomes head girls basketball coach at Rock Island Alleman, leading the Pioneers to a 22-10 record and Illinois Class A regional and sectional titles.

1992 — In first season as the head softball coach at Alleman, guides the Pioneers to a 26-7 record and Illinois Class A state championship.

1992 — Coaches girls basketball at West Des Moines Valley for one season.

1993 — Returns to Alleman as assistant boys basketball coach and head softball coach. Coaches Alleman to third consecutive Class A state championship in softball, finishing 32-4 season.

1994 — Named head girls basketball coach at Alleman, posting a 13-15 record in a position he holds for the next 22 years.

1998 — Coaches Alleman to 34-4 record and Class A state championship in softball.

2000 — Guides a 30-7 team that finishes second in the Class A state softball tourney.

2001 — Leads Alleman girls basketball program to its first state tournament appearance, losing to Normal University High in Class A quarterfinals to end 27-8 season.

2002 — Guides the Pioneers girls basketball program to a 22-12 record and third-place finish in the Illinois Class A state tournament.

2005 — Coaches Alleman to 31-7 record and first-place finish the Illinois Class A girls basketball tournament. Makes final coaching appearance at the Illinois Class A softball tourney, where 30-8 season ends with 2-1 loss to Williamsville.

2006 — Wins Western Big Six girls basketball championship with Alleman team that finishes 27-5. Coaches final softball season at Alleman, finishing with 14-year record of 363-127 .

2008 — Named the girls golf coach at Alleman.

2009 — Coaches Alleman to first team berth in the Illinois girls golf state tournament, finishing eighth in Class A.

2012 — Named to the Illinois Coaches Association Softball Hall of Fame.

2014 — Selected to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Works as assistant softball coach at Alleman under longtime assistant Mike Ebner.

2016 — Coaches final game as Alleman girls basketball coach, finishing with 456-270 record over 23 seasons. In first season as softball coach at Bettendorf, wins Mississippi Athletic Conference championship with 17-1 record, 32-9 overall. Works as assistant boys basketball coach at United Township.

2017 — Voted into Quad-City Sports Hall of Fame.