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Save the Date: 2023 IBCA Hall of Fame Banquet

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Feb 3, 2023 1:51:36 PM

SAVE THE DATE!! The IBCA Annual Coach of the Year Luncheon and 51st Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at CEFCU Arena on the campus of Illinois State University on Saturday, May 6, 2023.  Between the luncheon and banquet there will be a social for all who are attending.  More information on tickets will be coming to our web page by mid-February.

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2022-23 All-State Team Nomination Information

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Jan 31, 2023 5:12:19 PM

The IBCA will be selecting our All-State Teams during the State Finals this March in Normal and Champaign. Our IBCA All-State District Representatives will be sending head coaches an email to allow you to nominate a player(s) from your team. Girls All-State nominations are due by Thursday, February 23rd and Boys All-State nominations are due by Sunday, March 5th. 

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1500 Wins for St. Anthony Boys

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Jan 24, 2023 6:50:15 AM

On Friday, January 20, before a packed house for an important National Trail Conference showdown with the Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg Hatchets, St. Anthony High School accepted a 1500 School Victory plaque from the IBCA. Former Bulldog Coaches Mike Wilson, Ron Niebrugge, Chris Kusnerick, Les Stevens, and current Coach Cody Rincker accepted the plaque on behalf of all St. Anthony coaches, fans, and players – many of whom were introduced before the presentation.

Since the 1931-32 season, the Bulldogs have captured an unmatched 25 regional titles, 6 sectional crowns, and made 5 trips to the state tournament resulting in a 4th place finish in 1978, and the Class 1A State Championship in 2017. Without any doubt, Effingham St. Anthony High School can be included as not only one of the premier boys’ basketball programs in Southern Illinois, but in the state.

Former Bulldog players who have been selected to the IBCA Hall of Fame include: Mike Wente – Class of 2004 and Kyle Wente – Class of 2012.

Friends of Basketball Hall of Famers in the Hall of Fame are: Bill Farney – Class of 2004 and Joe Griesbaum – Class of 2007.

A special thank you to Principal Greg Fearday and Athletic Director Kevin Palmer for a great evening of Southern Illinois High School basketball!

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1500 Wins for DuQuoin Boys

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Jan 19, 2023 9:13:33 AM

At Darrell Anders Gymnasium, preceding a January 14 non-conference tilt between DuQuoin and Trico High Schools, three former Indian coaches were on hand to accept a 1500 School Victory plaque from the IBCA. Hall of Fame Coaches Mike Crews – Class of 2004; Wendell Wheeler – Class of 2022; and Roger Craft - Class of 2013 were on hand to receive the plaque on behalf of all former and current Indian coaches, players, teams, and fans.

Since the 1910-11 season, the Indians have captured an impressive 31 regional titles, 6 sectional crowns, and made 3 trips to the state tournament resulting in a 3rd place finish in 1916. DuQuoin High School currently stands at 1545 total victories and counting. Other Indian Coaches who were selected to the IBCA Hall of Fame include: Lowell “Pops” Dale - Class of 1974 and William Theobald - Class of 1980. Former players inducted into the Hall of Fame are: Galen Davis, Class of 1984, Monte Kuhnert, Class of 1994, and Alan Crews, Class of 1996.

A special thank you to Athletic Director Derek Beard and current Indian Coach Jason James for a great evening of Southern Illinois High School basketball!

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Grow the Game Makes an Impact!

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Jan 13, 2023 12:43:35 PM

In January of 2019, Cara Doyle (St. Ignatius), Teri Rodgers (New Trier), Kristi Faulkner (Glenbard West), Ashley Luke Clanton (Mother McAuley/Norcross), and Corry Irvin (Whitney Young/U of I) began their Grow the Game  event and set out to make a positive impact on Illinois high school basketball.

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IBCA Hall of Famers to Travel to Germany for Special Olympics

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Jan 12, 2023 12:08:13 PM

IBCA Hall of Famers Bob Reczek and Jerry Blum were recently notified by Special Olympics International that they have been selected as two of only fourteen men and women from across the United States to work 5v5 basketball in June at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin, Germany!

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2023 Organizations of the Year Awards

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Jan 6, 2023 7:34:00 AM

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has named their annual Organization of the Year recipients for the 2023 year. Since 2018, the IBCA has recognized long standing organizations that have served the basketball community through the tireless efforts of their volunteers and individual workers. The three: The Winchester Invitational Tournament, the Cahokia Conference, and the Tri-County Conference will be honored at the 51st annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University.

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2023 IBCA Achievement Awards

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Jan 5, 2023 7:26:33 AM

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association is proud to announce our annual special awards winners for the 2023 year. These highly respected individuals will be honored at the 51st annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, May 6, 2022, at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University.

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1000 Wins for Galesburg High School Girls

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Dec 21, 2022 7:58:00 AM

On December 1, Galesburg High School hosted a huge crowd at John Theil Gymnasium for a key conference match-up with Western Big Six rival Geneseo. A great turnout of former and present Silver Streak girls players were on hand to help accept a 1000 School Victory plaque from the IBCA. Galesburg is just the 5th girls program in Illinois to have surpassed the 1000 victory milestone, having done so the previous week on Nov. 26 vs. Peoria Manual.

Since the 1974-75 season, the Streaks have captured 32 regional titles and have made 9 state tournament appearances which has produced one 4th place, two 3rd places, three 2nd places, and back-to-back Class A StateChampionships  in 1992 & 1993. Along with numerous conference championships as well as holiday tournament titles, Galesburg High School can be included as one of the premier girls basketball programs in the state.

Only two coaches have graced the hardcourt for the Silver Streaks: Teri Hoehn (1973-1978) and Evan Massey, who is responsible for 971 of those victories. Coach Massey currently ranks 4th in all-time Illinois High School – girls & boys. He was inducted into the IBCA Hall of Fame in 2000. Silver Streak players who have been selected to the IBCA Hall of Fame include: Tiffany Sibley – Class of 2012; Molly Watson-Fordyce – Class of 2016; Sarah Larson – Class of 2018; and Megan Pacheco – Class of 2019.

At this time, the IBCA congratulates Coach Evan Massey and all Silver Streak players, coaches and fans – past and present – on this great achievement!

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1500 Wins for Alton High School Boys

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Dec 19, 2022 7:56:00 AM

On Friday, December 2, before a Southwestern Conference tilt with Edwardsville, a great contingent of former Redbirds accepted a 1500 School Victory plaque from the IBCA. Accepting the plaque was Principal Mike Behm, current Redbird Coach Dylan Dudley, and former coaches Mike Brey and Eric Smith.

Since the 1904-05 season, the Redbirds have captured 23 regional titles, 4 sectional crowns and made 3 trips to the state tournament. Along with many holiday tournaments and Southwestern Conference titles, the Redbirds can be considered an elite program in Southern Illinois. Alton now stands at 1505 wins.

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