IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Career Coaches

Tony RappoldName: Tony Rappold

Year Inducted: 2020

Category: Career Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) DeLasalle High School
(Chicago) Leo High School
(Midlothian) Bremen High School
(Country Club Hills) Hillcrest High School

 

Biography:  Tony’s 40 years of coaching included 38 in Illinois. In 12 years as a head coach, he had a 161-137 record. He was 77-57 in five years at (Chicago) DeLaSalle High School with one Catholic League title and two IHSA Regional championships. He then was 38-17 in two years at (Chicago) Leo High School with one Catholic League and one IHSA Regional title.  Tony also was boys head coach for five years at (Midlothian) Bremen High School. His assistant coaching stops include Evergreen Park, DeLaSalle, Bremen, Oak Lawn Richards, Chicago St. Christina and Hillcrest High Schools.

Jim PlattName: Jim Platt

Year Inducted: 2020

Category: Career Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Bradley University
DePaul University
Illinois State University

 

Biography:  Jim’s 47-year coaching career has included 42 years in NCAA Division I men’s basketball. He has been on the staffs of 12 NCAA Tournament teams and also spent nine years as a head coach: four at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and five at Charleston Southern University.  Jim’s assistant coaching stops included six years at Illinois State University, helping the Redbirds to two NCAA Tournament berths, and six at DePaul University, which reached the NCAA tourney all six of his seasons. Jim spent time on the staff at Bradley University as well.

 

STeve McFallName: Steve McFall

Year Inducted: 2020

Category: Career Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Collinsville High School
McKendree University
Dupo High School

 

Biography:  Steve began coaching basketball in 1969. His long career includes coaching stints at Xenia Junior High, McKendree University, and Collinsville, Dupo and Clayton (Mo.) high schools.  Steve was an assistant coach at McKendree and a boys assistant at Collinsville, where the Kahoks had a 128-63 record during his tenure. He then became Collinsville’s girls head coach and went 229-111 with 3 IHSA Regional titles. From 2014-2017, Steve had a 55-24 record as head coach of the Clayton girls.

 

Scott MillerName: Scott Miller

Year Inducted: 2020

Category: Career Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
(Lombard) Glenbard East High School
Plano High School

 

Biography:  Scott retired as the winningest boys head basketball coach in Glenbard East history after the 2019-2020 season, finishing with a 316-268 record in 21 years. Included were 7 IHSA Regional championships, five conference titles and a third-place finish in the 2011 IHSA Class 4A State Tournament.  Previously, Scott was an assistant coach for nine years and head coach for three at Plano. He guided Plano to a 42-42 record, highlighted by an IHSA Class A fourth-place state finish in 1999.

 

Harold McKenzieName: Harold McKenzie

Year Inducted: 2020

Category: Career Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Ransom Grade School

 

Biography:  Harold spent 36 years at Ransom Grade School, including 35 as a basketball coach. He coached 626 games there from 1957-1993, compiling a 367-259 record.  Harold’s teams won two Vermilion Conference titles, two Arrow Conference championships, two Vermillion Conference Tournament crowns and a Class 8A regional in 1980. He was one of the founders of the Vermillion Conference and also served as principal and superintendent for 35 years.