The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is greatly saddened by the loss of David Riley. David had been a member of PACE since 2012, joining shortly after he was jointly awarded the 2012 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award with Linda Greene for their work with the Illinois High School Scholastic Bowl Coaches Association (IHSSBCA) promoting high quality quizbowl in Illinois. His work coaching Loyola Academy and Illinois state teams and his efforts directing and moderating tournaments directly led to the emergence of Illinois as a quizbowl powerhouse home to numerous nationally competitive teams.
Our thoughts are with David’s family and friends. PACE is grateful to have worked with David for three years, and is determined to honor David’s legacy in the best way possible. Details on this plan will be announced soon.
To learn more about David and his work, see this post by Thomas Egan, a friend of David’s.