FROM: Mark Kleemann/IBCA Banquet Chair

July 31, 2020

2020 Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet Cancelled

Earlier this summer, we had reached a tentative agreement with Illinois State University to hold this year’s event on Saturday, September 5, 2020. It does not appear that date will work for us under the State of Illinois restrictions which limit indoor gatherings to 50 people. At this time, we do not feel that we can offer a quality event under the State of Illinois restrictions. Out of concern for the health of our members, previous Hall of Famers, 2020 Hall of Fame inductees, and 2020 Coaches of the Year, the IBCA believes that this is the best decision. We are saddened by the need to cancel the event but from the beginning of this process we promised to follow the scientists and keep the safety and welfare of our basketball family foremost in our decision-making process. Although we have heavy hearts with this decision, we know that it is the best one. We encourage people to follow the scientific recommendations of wearing a mask when out of your homes, maintaining social distancing, and washing your hands frequently. We want to see everyone again soon!

Therefore, we will look toward May 1, 2021 as the date to induct both Hall of Fame classes of 2020 and 2021. 2020 Coaches of the Year will be honored separately throughout the coming year.

The 2020 banquet is officially cancelled. Ticket holders will have their tickets rolled over to the May 1, 2021 event. The banquet booklet, our annual historical document of the IBCA, will be printed in mid-September of 2020. Ads are still able to be purchased through September 4, 2020.

All questions should be directed to:

Mark Kleemann

630-661-0624 (Leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.)

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.