Chet was raised in Grant Works, around 16th and Laramie. He was a star and Captain of the 1941 Morton Basketball State Championship during his junior year. He was voted first team all-state in 1941. Chet initially attended the U of I and captained the freshman team(freshman could not play varsity then). WWII took three years of his life and after the war, he attended Northwestern University and Captained the team his senior year. In 1975, Chet was voted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches’ Hall of Fame. Chet died July 27, 2010. Both his sons, Carl and Don, played at Morton.