Thursday, December 10, 2015

Eddie Riska

Edward Joseph Riska


Born:
October 4, 1919
Chicago, IL

Died:
August 3, 1992
Houston, TX


Career
1934-35 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School)
1935-36 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School)
1936-37 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School)
1938-39 Notre Dame (College)
1939-40 Notre Dame (College)
1940-41 Notre Dame (College) 
1941-42 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1942-43 Great Lakes (Navy)
1943-44 Brooklyn Visitation (ABL)
1945-46 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1946-47 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1947-48 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1948-49 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1951-52 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1952-53 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1953-54 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1954-55 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1955-56 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1956-57 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1957-58 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1958-59 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1959-60 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1960-61 De La Salle High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach

A football and basketball star at De La Salle, Riska signed with Oshkosh in 1941 but entered the Navy the following year. He earned a Purple Heart in the war. He returned and played four more seasons with Oshkosh before turning to coaching. He coached the basketball team at his alma mater for 11 seasons, while working on Mayor Daley's Youth Foundation and eventually the Department of Urban Renewal. He retired and moved to Missouri City, Texas, and died in a Houston hospital in 1992.
Eddie was married to Anne, and they had a son, Edward Jr., and daughter, Mary Grauer.

Source:
Obituary


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/r/riskaed01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=riskaed01

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