Name: Jim Thornton
Year Inducted: 2015
Schools / Organizations:
Wyanet High School
(Chillicothe) Illinois Valley Central High School
Jim’s 30-year coaching career included 25 seasons as a boys head coach with a 365-312 record. He coached three years at Wyanet and had a 22-year stint as head coach at Illinois Valley Central High School in Chillicothe. Jim was head coach at IVC from 1990-2012 and won three regional championships, two sectional titles and made two Elite Eight appearances. His 2006 Grey Ghosts team placed second in the state in Class A.