JD Lueders – Class of 1982
Induction Class of 2019 – Baseball
Head Wrestling Coach – Wrestling
JD Lueders is a 1982 graduate of Clinton High School. JD participated in football, wrestling, track, baseball, and later returned to his alma mater to serve as Head Wrestling Coach. As a baseball player, he was a four-year varsity letter recipient and, as a senior, earned All-State Baseball honors being selected to the Third-Team as a Pitcher/First-Baseman. He also participated in the Big School All-Star Game.
JD excelled in wrestling as well. A two-time state place winner, JD earned a 4th
place finish at state as a junior, and capped his career as the 3A 167-pound state champion. He was selected to represent the 3A schools in the All-Star meet.After graduating from CHS, JD attended Purdue University on a full wrestling scholarship. He later transferred to the University of Northern Iowa and participated in baseball. In 1983, he received a tryout with the Chicago Cubs.
In 2010, JD returned to CHS to serve as the head wrestling coach. His teams won 88 dual meets, made six straight regional duals culminating in a seventh place finish at the state duals. Over the course of his career, JD coached his teams to 168 dual meet wins, had 51 state qualifiers, 23 state place winners, and never had a losing season in his 16 years as a head coach.
JD joins his legondary father, Bob Lueders, who was inducted into the CHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
JD and his wife, Kim, reside in Clinton and have four sons Eric, Jared, Cole, and Spencer.