How the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect the IBCA Banquet on May 2 (Updated 5/5/20)

 We have reached a tentative agreement with Illinois State University to hold this year’s event on Saturday, September 5, 2020. 

This is dependent on how our governor reopens the State of Illinois for business.  We are still working out the final details. 

o    Presently we are still in a stay at home order through May 31st.

o    Just as we have learned much in the past 90 days, the next 90 days will educate us further about our options.

  • If we face limitations on the number of attendees to the event, we will prioritize with our individual Hall of Fame Inductees and major award winners getting preference.
  •         Coaches of the Year, Team inductees will be honored in an alternative manner.

o    It appears that if a medically sound treatment for COVID-19 is made available, we will be able to proceed.  While the information coming from our medical professionals is encouraging, we will not know for several weeks the status of such treatment(s).

o    We are looking at ways to enact social distancing measures within the confines of our facility and its layout for the event.

o    If we are unable to sponsor an outstanding event on September 5, we will look to May 1, 2021 as the date to induct both the classes of 2020 and 2021.

  •         All deadlines, ads, tickets, etc. are extended through August 1, 2020.

o    By August 1, 2020 a final decision will be made regarding the banquet.  We will base our decisions on input from the medical community. 

  •         The Chateau Hotel, our long -time partner, is set to re-open mid-summer.  We will once again be working with them for the event.  Once it is available, information will be emailed to inductees and posted on our web page:

o    If you had a reservation for the event on May 2, don’t worry, those have been cancelled at no cost to you.

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association will host our annual Hall of Fame Banquet in Bloomington, IL at ISU's Redbird Arena on Saturday, May 2nd. We will honor our 2020 Hall of Fame induction class and our IBCA Coach of the Year Award Winners. We also hand out three other awards: the Rolinski Lifetime Achievement Award, the Herrins Award, and the Derril Kipp Courage Award. We would like to invite everyone to be in attendance to help us celebrate basketball in Illinois and the great contributions of so many individuals!




Redbird Arena

702 W. College Avenue

Normal IL 61761

The Chateau Hotel

You can make a reservation by calling 309-662-1601. They are holding 100 rooms, but you must call the hotel by April 1st to secure one of these rooms. Room rates are $90.00 for a single or double.


Please direct your questions to Mark Kleemann via Email or (630) 661-0624.