Late, former Galesburg High School basketball coach John Thiel’s widow Marilyn passed away last weekend. Former WGIL General Manager Roger Coleman and former Silver Streak player and coach Barry Swanson share their thoughts and memories.
Barry Swanson played basketball for John Thiel and later became the Silver Streak’s head coach himself. Roger Coleman spent time as General Manager at WGIL and was a very good friend with John Thiel. The coach’s widow, Marilyn, passed away over the weekend. Many Galesburg residents have fond memories of the coach and his wife. We’ll talked about many of those on the WGIL Morning News.