Home Sports Dorothy Gaters, Illinois’ winningest high school basketball coach, is retiring after 45 years. ‘She coached them. She didn’t coddle them.’

Dorothy Gaters, Illinois’ winningest high school basketball coach, is retiring after 45 years. ‘She coached them. She didn’t coddle them.’

by staff

Marshall players celebrate after defeating East St. Louis-Lincoln for the Class AA basketball title on March 27, 1982, in Champaign. The title was coach Dorothy Gaters’ first of eight at Marshall, and the 1981-82 squad was her only team that finished undefeated. (Dave Nystrom / Chicago Tribune)

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