|Born||July 2, 1917|
|Died||December 10, 1998(aged 81)|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Chesterton (Chesterton, Indiana)|
|1940||Hammond Ciesar All-Americans|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Robert Orville "Bob" Dille (July 2, 1917 – December 10, 1998) was an American professional basketball player and championship high school coach. Dille was an All-American forward at Valparaiso, where he was a member of "The World's Tallest Team" and later coached Fort Wayne's Northrop High School to an Indiana state championship in 1974. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1989.
Dille starred at Chesterton High School in Chesterton, Indiana and matriculated at Valparaiso University as a 26-year-old with a wife and son. He played varsity basketball while working 48 hours a week at a local company in addition to his full courseload. In 1944, Dille was named Valparaiso's first nationally recognized All-American.
Dille later coached high school basketball in his home state of Indiana. He coached at Valparaiso High School, Berne-French Township High School and Fort Wayne North before taking the reins at Fort Wayne Northrop in 1971. Dille coached at Northrop for seven years, winning a state championship in 1974.
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