By Marty Farmer
Triton College renamed its annual women's basketball classic, the "Dan Hull Memorial Classic" on Nov. 9 before the Trojans' game against Lake Land College.
Several members of the Hull family, including his wife Mary Margaret, and former players who played for Hull at Triton attended the ceremony. Hull's granddaughters, Ginny and Maggie Redmond, sang the National Anthem.
Hull coached the women's basketball team at Triton on three occasions, compiling 124 victories. Hull's best campaign with the Trojans occurred in 1993-94. The Trojans won conference, region and district titles and finished second in the nation in NJCAA Division III basketball with a 25-8 record that season.
"He was the best women's sports coach we've ever had," said Tim McKinney, Triton College's sports information director.
Hull also served as the head softball coach at Triton from 1989-1994, highlighted by five 20+ win seasons and a pair of sectional championships.
Hull was legendary locally as the manager of the 1985 Brookfield National Little League all-star softball team that went undefeated on their way to a Little League World Series championship. He also coached the Riverside-Brookfield High School softball team, which produced multiple winning seasons under his guidance.
Hull passed away this year at age 75 due to a pulmonary disease.