JOSEPH OTTAVI
Hall of Fame Enshrinee Information

JOSEPH OTTAVI

Inducted: 1997
Years at Loras: 1953-57
Sport: Basketball, Baseball

PERSONAL STORIES

ACCOMPLISHMENTS/HONORS:
  • Selected as an honorable mention to the Catholic College All-American team as selected by the Brooklyn Tablet. The team featured selections from Catholic colleges from across the nation including eventual NBA legends Bill Russell and K.C. Jones of San Francisco.
  • Played along side Loras Hall of Famers Dick Wright and Cy Potts in the lineup while scoring 831 career points.
  • A four-year letterwinner in baseball, Ottavi hit .260 and led the team in home runs in 1956.
  • Served as head basketball coach at Hempstead H.S. in Dubuque for 12 years.