Basketball All-American at
Centralia Junior College (now Kaskaskia
College) in 1964, leading the nation with
1,042 points. That total, along with 62
points in one game, are records at
KC. He averaged 32.0 p.p.g.
while at Centralia Junior
At Centralia High School, Coleman played for
Bill Davies basketball teams that were 19-12
(1960) and 29-2 (1961). He received All-State special mention recognition from
the Chicago American and the Champaign News
Gazette his Senior year.
For the 1964 season Coleman received NJCAA
All-region honors and was also named SICC
In 1991, he was inducted into the Kaskaskia
College (C.J.C.) Athletic Hall of Fame. He
was named to I.B.C.A. Hall of Fame in 1992.