Class of 2015
Dr. Mark Elliott Hattendorf, attended Elgin High School wrestling for Irwin Johnson and Jack Teboda from 1973-75. He compiled a career record of 83-23, becoming IHSA All State in 1975 while being honored as team captain and MVP.
Attending Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. Hattendorf obtained his doctoral degree while wrestling for IWCOA Hall of Famer Larry Kristoff. Compiling an impressive 102-19 record, Hattendorf became a four time Division II All-American, Division II National Champion, Division I All-American. Two-time Division I Place winner. He was selected Team Captain 1978-1979, and MVP 1979.
Hattendorf began coaching at Southern Illinois in 1980, assisting with the 1983 and 1984 NCAA DII National Champions and helped produce four DI All Americans.
Returning to Elgin high school beginning in 1986, Hatternorf assisted the Maroons 6 IHSA All State wrestlers and was instrumental in the success of three-time state champion Jeff Mirrabella.
Tabbed as Head Coach at Larkin high school in 1990, he would also lead Sycamore high school in 1993 and Elgin in 1995.
Hattendorf was elected to the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame in 1993
He started Big Timberworks, 1996 an employee owned reclaimed timber-frame homebuilding business in Bozeman, Montana.
He has been also awarded “Key to the City”, Kampala, Uganda for trauma recovery work with child soldier victims of Joseph Kony.
Recognized by Dehli, India anti human-trafficking unit for trauma recovery work with children, Hattendorf is presently involved in program development, curriculum writing and training leadership for trauma recovery in highly traumatized populations worldwide.