Sitkan Herb Didrickson died on September 25. In 2012 the 91-year old Tlingit elder was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, which called him the "Jim Thorpe" of Alaska, and the greatest athlete ever produced in the state.
Lifelong Sitkan and basketball star Herb Didrickson was honored at a sold-out banquet in Harrigan Centennial Hall on Sunday (2-24-13). On February 26 Didrickson and Buck Nystrom, the winningest coach in Alaska football history, will be inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Anchorage Museum.
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Dec 3, 2012 | Local News
Sitka basketball legend Herb Didrickson has been named to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Didrickson was selected for the honor over the weekend, along with former Eilson football coach Buck Nystrom.
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Nov 29, 2012 | SoundCheck
Herb Didrickson is a lifelong Sitka resident, regarded by many as one of the greatest basketball players ever produced in Alaska. His friend, Gil Truitt, has nominated Didrickson for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame – for the third time. Truitt, and former Division I player and veteran college coach John Abell make the case for Didrickson’s selection. Hosted by KCAW’s Robert Woolsey.