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Ron Helberg

After a very successful coaching career at Palatine, Maine East and Evanston, where his Boys teams won 4 State Championships, Ron became a track official. In his thirty years as an official, he served as Starter and Referee for the Boys State meet. Mr. Helberg has also been honored by the IHSA as an Honorary Referee. He also served as Head of the Games Committee. Mr. Helberg was a Starter for the Big Ten Meet as well as the NCAA Division I Outdoor Meet. Starting as a volunteer, while still coaching, Ron celebrated 45 years working at the State Boys Track Meet in 2005.