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2000 Hall of Fame Inductee

Milton Berg, Basketball, 1936-38, Football, 1936-37, Track and Field, 1937

A three-sport star for the Lumberjacks in the 30's, Berg earned five letters in two academic seasons after transferring to then Arizona State Teachers College from Modesto Junior College. He played both offense and defense on the gridiron, leading ASTC to a pair of victories over Arizona State. As the leading scorer on the ‘36 squad, he was awarded the Blue & Gold A belt buckle as the outstanding football player. On the basketball court, he was coached by NAU Hall of Famer Aaron McCreary. He  helped his squad to victories over both Arizona and ASU in 1936-37, earning  election to the All-Border Conference First Team as a guard.  He also threw the discus and shot put for the track and field squad in 1937, scoring the most individual points in Border Conference competition. Upon graduation, he coached the freshman football and basketball squads at Pepperdine and then served as the Director of Athletics for the Army Air Corps at Thunderbird Field Air Field in Glendale. Berg then took over the coaching duties for football, basketball and baseball at Litchfield High School. He led Litchfield to the 1948 six-man title by the state-record score of 118-0 over Peoria.

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