IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association

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IBCA Top 60 Most Influential People of the last 50 years - Week One

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Jan 20, 2022 7:00:00 AM

In celebrating the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association’s and Title IX’s 50th Anniversary, the IBCA had media and coaches select the 30 most impactful people in Men's Basketball and the 30 most impactful people in Women's basketball during the last 50 years. We will be highlighting in alphabetical order one person a week from each category who our state selected for the Top 30 over the next 30 weeks, beginning on Thursday, January 20th. 

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IBCA 50th Anniversary Top 60 Most Influential in Illinois Basketball

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Jan 16, 2022 2:43:08 PM

To help the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association celebrate its 50th Anniversary, we asked coaches and media throughout out Illinois to select the 30 most influential people in Illinois Basketball for the past 50 years. Since it is also the 50th Anniversary for Title IX it is equally important to recognize the most influential for the Women’s side. Thus, there would be a total of 60 people recognized.

We are inviting radio stations in Illinois to participate in recognizing our “Top 30” by highlighting their biography in a 60 second spot on your station. We like to feature one from the Women’s and Men’s side each week beginning the week of January 20.  The biographical script will be prepared for you and would be emailed to you. It will state; Week 1, Week 2, etc. and we will release to you four weeks at a time in alphabetical order.

Jim Taylor from Aledo and Mike Moyer from Quincy have volunteered to read the script and format it into a MP3 and we can email it to you. The other option is to have your own personnel prepare to read the script on the air.

We like to thank you for considering this fun and enlightening project.  As you already know; when it comes to basketball in Illinois, few states if any can match the passion our people have for our teams, players and coaches.

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IBCA Honors Basketball Program Milestones

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Jan 16, 2022 2:33:34 PM

Each year, the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association honors boys basketball programs that have achieved 1,500 victories and girls basketball programs that have reached 1,000 victories throughout their entire programs' history.

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IBCA Announces Organizations of the Year Awards

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Dec 9, 2021 8:26:35 AM

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has named their annual Organization of the Year recipients for the 2022 year. The three: The Vermilion County Basketball Tournament, the Chicago Catholic League, and the Athletic Officials Association will be honored at the 50th annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University.

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Historical Background to the Formation of the IBCA

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Dec 9, 2021 8:18:12 AM

An information flyer was sent out in the spring of 1971 by Sherril Hank’s of Quincy High School in regards to the possible formation of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.

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IBCA Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Class!

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Dec 6, 2021 10:31:55 AM

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association is proud to announce our 2022 Hall of Fame class!

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Dave Power Wins #1000

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Dec 5, 2021 4:45:35 PM

Oak Park Fenwick made a great hire in 1992, when the Friars selected Dave Power as their first and only Girls Varsity Basketball Coach. 29 years, 677 wins, and two state championships later, Coach Power achieved what only two other Illinois High School Coaches have accomplished: win 1000 games. Only recently retired Chicago Marshall Coach Dorothy Gaters (1153) and the late Gene Pingatore of Westchester St. Joseph (1035) have more. 

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IBCA Names Special Award Winners

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Dec 5, 2021 4:43:12 PM

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has named their annual special awards winners for the 2022 year. These highly respected individuals and coaches will be honored at the 50th annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University.

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2000 Wins for Pinckneyville Boys Basketball

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Dec 5, 2021 4:41:01 PM

The following is from Bucky Dent of the Southern Illinoisan:

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Help Us Celebrate the IBCA’s 50th Year of Service!

By IBCA - Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Nov 12, 2021 7:47:33 AM

Since the fall of 1971, the IBCA has supported Illinois Basketball at three levels: Jr. High, High School, and College. We annually honor Coaches of the Year, select girls and boys All-State teams, choose All-Academic teams, host All-Star games, honor Organizations of the Year, and select Hall of Fame coaches, players, officials, media, friends, and championship teams. 

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