Randy Feller had a long successful coaching career that spanned several decades. He started his varsity basketball coaching career in 1976, when he accepted a position at Ford Central High School. He coached there five years and had a record of 87-43 before he took the head job at Hoopeston East-Lynn in 1981.
Randy spent the next eleven years leaving a legacy at Hoopeston. Randy was dedicated to building the program and the players he came into contact with. He always viewed his players as an extension of his family. He cared about their character and performance both on and off the court.
While at Hoopeston, Randy secured four Conference Championships, four Regional Titles, four Sectional Titles, and three State appearances. His teams had two consecutive 3rd places finishes in 1985 and 1986, an Elite 8 appearance in 1984and a Sweet 16 appearance in 1982. Over the course of his eleven years, he coached his boys to numerous Conference and County Championships, and several Holiday Tournament Championships. He coached in 349 games at Hoopeston and had an over-all record of 242-107.
Randy finished his coaching career at Schlarman High School. He coached five seasons there until his retirement in 2001. While at Schlarman, he earned two Regional Championships.
Over Coach Feller’s career he earned a miraculous record of 403 wins and 224 losses. He was named the Class A District 13 Coach of the Year in 1984, 1985 and 1986. He was also inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002.