Herrin High School

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Herrin High School
700 North 10th Street
Herrin, Illinois 62948

United States
Type Public
School district Herrin Community Unit School District 4
Superintendent Dr. Mark Collins
Principal Dr. Terry Ryker
Grades 9 to 12
Campus City
Color(s) Orange and Black         
Athletics conference Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference
Sports Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Track, Cross Country, Golf, Wrestling, Scholar Bowl
Team name Tigers
Newspaper Tiger Tattler
Yearbook Herrinite

Herrin High School (established 1903) is a secondary school located in Herrin, Illinois. It has an enrollment of about 735 students. It is one of the only high schools in the U.S. that has its own bank, The First Tiger Trust. Notable people who attended HHS include former Michigan Wolverines and current San Diego State men's basketball coach Steve Fisher as well as professional baseball player Ray Chapman who is the only man to be killed by a pitch in an MLB game.


The school's athletic teams are known as the Tigers and compete in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference. The Athletic Director is Mike Mooneyham. Herrin High School Boys track team won IHSA Class A state track titles in 2007, 2008 and once again in 2010. The Basketball team has also enjoyed numerous successes over the years, winning the IHSA state title in 1957 over Collinsville by a score of 45 to 42. The basketball team also finished second twice losing 24 to 22 at the hands of Granite City in 1940 and 50 to 47 against Pleasant Plains in 2002. The girls softball team has been very successful, finishing 2nd in state four times and winning conference several times under coach Bruce Jilek. The school's football team is coached by Jason Karnes, he has been moderately successful over his career, having reached the State Playoffs all but two of the yearsnhe has coached there. The Tigers' sporting events are broadcast on 103.5 ESPN RADIO and 1340 AM, the voice of the Tigers is Mike Murphy.

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