IBCA Hall of Fame

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame was founded in 1973 to honor the best and most influential players, teams, coaches, media, officials, and friends of basketball in Illinois history. Since then, a new Hall of Fame class has been inducted every year.

To view the criteria for being nominated to the IBCA Hall of Fame, please  CLICK HERE.

Note: Hall of Fame biographies are being updated on a daily basis. If you do not find the biography that you are looking for, it will be posted to the website shortly. Please keep checking back for updates. If you have an updated biography or an updated picture (preferably in color) please send it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your patience!

2021 Hall of Fame Nominations:
All 2021 Hall of Fame nominations must be received by Friday, October 9, 2021.  Nominations can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to the following address:

IBCA Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 8004
Elburn, Illinois 60119

Nominations must include the candidates address; phone number & email address and the same information of the nominator is needed.  Without this information we will NOT forward the candidates nomination to our IBCA Board of Directors.  It is important that you write a detailed resume for the candidate that should include, statistics, records, honors, achievements and be specific on years (example 1990-1998).  If the candidate is a player, we need their high school and college career stats.  You can find their college information by contacting the sports information director at the college they played for.  Little information will not enhance the nominee’s chances of getting into the Hall of Fame.  Every year we table candidates for insufficient information.

We also will need a high-quality photo of the person you are nominating.  We will announce the 2021 Hall of Fame Class at the end of the first week of December.

If you wish to contact the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association chairman for the Hall of Fame Museum, Bruce Firchau, please do so via the contact page.