Former Illinois State administrator and coach Linda Herman, M.S. ’72, Ed.D. ’83, was selected as a member of the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Athletics Hall of Fame induction class.
Herman is a part of the 17th induction class to the Valley Hall of Fame and is the 13th honoree in the Lifetime Achievement category. The Lifetime Achievement category honors former players, coaches, administrators or alumni who competed, worked, or attended a current league school. She and four other inductees will be enshrined at a ceremony in the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis during the 2014 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Friday, March 7, 2014.
During her time as an administrator at Illinois State, the Redbirds won 117 Missouri Valley Conference championships and 16 league all-sports trophies. A native of Valparaiso, Indiana, Herman served as the interim director of athletics at Illinois State on four separate occasions and dedicated 30 years of service to Illinois State Athletics.
In addition to her selection into the Missouri Valley Conference Athletics Hall of Fame, Herman was named as a member of the inaugural American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame class in December 2003 and was inducted into The Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame in 2005. She also received the Bloomington-Normal YWCA Women of Distinction Award for outstanding leadership and excellence in education in 1997.