Longtime Lincoln High School Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Neil Alexander was nominated and selected as a National High School Athletic Coaches Association 2019 Basketball Coach of the Year finalist. The NHSACA National Convention was held in Sioux Falls, North Dakota on June 25 & 26. Neil was one of seven Illinois finalists representing various high school sports from Illinois.
Neil currently is outgoing president of the IBCA and has been on the Board of Directors for 30 years. As the coach of the Railsplitters, Coach Al has amassed 832 career wins which places him at the top of the active Illinois HS boys list. He trails only the late St. Joseph’s Gene Pingatore (1035) and former Rockford Boylan coach Steve Goers (881) on the all-time list.
Frank Castillo of La Cueva High School in New Mexico was selected as the 2019 National Basketball Coach of the Year.
Congratulations to Coach Alexander and thank you for representing Illinois Basketball!