Weissenstein credits Ashley for career achievement
When he was student at Prospect High School, Steve Weissenstein said it was a privilege having many incredible teachers who provided invaluable inspiration. But one did stand out. “I had so many incredible teachers and coaches at Prospect who inspired me, and I understood the impact they had on my life,” Weissenstein said. “But without a doubt the man who had the biggest impact on me was my freshman basketball coach, Ron Ashley.” After playing for Ashley, Weissenstein had pretty much made up my mind that he wanted to be a teacher and coach. Almost 40 years later, he has succeeded pretty well at both, to say the least. In 2009, Weissenstein was named the Glenbrook South High School’s Teacher of the Year. This May 2 on the campus of Illinois State, the long time Titans boys and girls basketball coach will be inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.