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Parkway South Basketball Wall of Fame
February 14, 2013By psouth hoops of Parkway South Basketball
We are honoring three men that helped mold the Parkway South Basketball program into the program it currently is by introducing the Basketball Wall of Fame. These individuals are being honored because of their efforts, play, sportsmanship, and dedication both on and off the court. Jim Radtke, Tremayne Garret, and Ben Hoener will be the first Wall of Fame class. Each will have a plaque displayed outside of Gym A in their honor.
Jim was the first head coach at Parkway South and was instrumental in making the Patriots Boys Basketball Program a top program in the St. Louis area. He coached from 1976 until he retired in 1999, a total of 23 seasons. Jim was one of the first coaches in the area to make a feeder program for future Patriots called South Area Basketball (later called the Junior Patriots). Coach Radtke had nine winning seasons which included a then school record 22 wins in the 1986-87 season. He won four conference and one district championship in his career. He won a total of 273 games in his time at Parkway South.
Coach Radtke was dedicated to the South Basketball program even after he retired. He continued coaching by helping in the Junior Patriots program at the elementary and middle school levels. Jim wanted to make as many young men into great players and great people. Two of his former players went on to be head coaches in the Parkway School District. Mitch Stevens, a 1992 graduate was named head coach at Parkway South in 2005 and John Wright, also a 1992 graduate was named head coach at Parkway West in 2010.
When Tremayne graduated from Parkway South in 1992, he held 20 school records. He helped lead the Patriots to a conference championship in 1990 and 1991 and a district championship in 1990. The Patriots won 59 games while Tremayne was with the varsity, including a 21-6 record in 1989-90. He made the Suburban South All Conference Team three times and the All District Team once.
The following are school records that Tremayne held upon graduating in 1992:
He set records for a career in: Points, Points per game, games played, field goals, field goals attempted, field goal percentage, free throws made, free throws attempted, free throw percentage, assists and steals.
He set the Single Season Record in : Points, points per game, field goals made, field goals attempted, field goal percentage, free throws made, free throw percentage and assists.
He also set the record for field goals made in a game.
Ben is a currently a senior guard on the 12th ranked Washington University’s basketball team. He is averaging 7.3 points per game and has 31 assists on the year.
When Ben graduated from Parkway South in 2009, he held 12 school records. He helped lead the Patriots to a conference championship in 2008 and district championships in 2007 and 2008. The Patriots won 65 games and lost only 21 when Ben was a varsity starter, including a school record 27 wins in the 2007-08 season. He made the Suburban West All Conference Team three times, the All District Team three times, was the SWC Player of the Year in 2009 and was on the All Metro and All State Teams. He was also a McDonalds All American Candidate in 2009.
The following are school records that Ben held upon graduating in 2009:
He set records for a career in: points, points per game, games played, field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws made, free throws attempted, free throw percentage and assists.
He set the Single Season Record in: free throw percentage, free throws made and free throws attempted.