Monday, April 4, 2016

Richie Niemiera

John Richard "Richie" Niemiera


Born:
May 26, 1921
Chicago, IL

Died:
December 27, 2003
Berwyn, IL


Career

1937-38 Weber High School - Chicago (High School)
1938-39 Weber High School - Chicago (High School)
1939-40 Weber High School - Chicago (High School)
1940-41 Notre Dame (College)
1941-42 Notre Dame (College)
1942-43 Notre Dame (College)
1943-44 Camp Grant - Wisconsin (Military)
1944-45 Wilmington Blue Bombers (ABL)
1945-46 Wilmington Blue Bombers (ABL)
1946-47 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1947-48 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1948-49 Fort Wayne Pistons (BAA)
1949-50 Anderson Packers (NBA)
1950-51 Anderson Packers (NPBL)
1951-52 Weber High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1952-53 Weber High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1953-54 Weber High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1954-55 Weber High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1955-56 Weber High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1956-57 Weber High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1957-58 Weber High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1958-59 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1959-60 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1960-61 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1961-62 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1962-63 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1963-64 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1964-65 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1965-66 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1966-67 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1967-68 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1968-69 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1969-70 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1970-71 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1971-72 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1972-73 Little Flower High School - Chicago (High School) - Head coach
1973-74 DeLaSalle High School - Chicago (High School) - Asst coach

His college career interrupted by World War 2, Niemiera played professional basketball for a few years before leaving to coach in the Chicago area for many years. He retired from DLS in 1987.

He married Lillian Turminski and they had two sons, Michael and Richard.
Source:
Obituary, Chicago Tribune, December 31, 2003
Surburan Ecomomist, April 4, 1973


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/n/niemijo01n.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/n/niemiri01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=niemiri01

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