Peter Todd Lalich
June 23, 1920
February 1, 2008
Spring Hill, FL
East Tech High School - Cleveland (High School)
1941-42 Ohio University (College)
1942-43 Cleveland White Motors (Independent)
1942-43 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1943-44 Cleveland Chase Brassmen (NBL)
1944-45 Pittsburgh Raiders (NBL)
1945-46 Youngstown Bears (NBL)
1946-47 Cleveland Rebels (BAA)
Brother of Nick Lalich.
Born to Yugoslavian immigrants, Lalich was a standout basketball player at East Tech in Cleveland before heading off to Ohio U. He played professionally for five seasons before quitting. He became a manager with Western Southern Life Insurance. He retired to Florida, where he lived the remainder of his life.
Lalich died of kidney failure in 2008.
He married Alyce and they had two sons, Peter and Todd. His grandson, also named Peter, was a highly recruited quarterback out of high school, and played football at the University of Virginia.
Tampa Bay Times. February 8, 2008