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Arthur L. Trout
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
1981 Individual Award Winner


 

Arthur L. Trout was Centralia High School coach from 1914 to 1950.  In basketball he had an811-329 (71%) record with three state titles coming in 1918, 1922, and 1942.  His teams also placed second in 1946 and 4th in 1939.

Trout was a charter inductee into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1973.  He was named one of the 100 legends of I.H.S.A. State Tournament Basketball in 2006.

In football he had a record of 153-73-18, with 5 undefeated teams - 1926 (7-0), 1927 (7-0-1), 1933 (9-0-2), 1936 (11-0),and 1942 (8-0-2).  He was a charter inductee into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1976.

Trout also coached baseball one season in 1947.  The team had a record of 12-2 and took the conference title.

In 1982, Trout was inducted as a charter inductee into the National High School Sports Hall of Fame.


 

 

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