IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Coaches

Charles StimpsonName: Charles Stimpson

Year Inducted: 1986

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Hirsch High School

 

Biography:  Charles Stimpson saw his (Chicago) Hirsch team drop a 47-46 decision to (Maywood) Proviso East High School in the 1969 IHSA Super-sectional.  His club salvaged the the Chicago City Championship that season and four years (1973) later placed its name on the honor roll of state Champions.  Hirsch dropped (Chicago) Parker in the Super-sectional by a score of 55-53.  Then it was on to Champaign.  Hirsch opened with a 57-50 defeat of Moline and smashed Lockport 83-67 in the semi-finals.  In the Championship game, Hirsch defeated (Winnetka) New Trier East 65-51.  For the 1972-73 season, Stimpson was named Coach of the Year.

 

Rod WiethopName: Rod Wiethop

Year Inducted: 2020

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Effingham Junior High School
Carmi Junior High School

 

Biography:  Rod’s 411-201 coaching record includes 26 years as eighth-grade boys basketball coach at Effingham Junior High School. He moved into junior high coaching after spending one year as a junior varsity high school coach in Kentucky.  Rod has posted a 387-186 mark in his lengthy tenure at Effingham Junior High. Prior to that, he was the seventh-grade girls coach for two years at Carmi Junior High, posting a 24-15 record.

 

Cary VandeSchraafName: Cary Vande Schraaf

Year Inducted: 2020

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
(Pekin) Broadmoor Junior High School

 

Biography:  At the time of his induction, Cary's teams owned a 477-354 record in 30 seasons of coaching basketball at Broadmoor Junior High School in Pekin where he had made Broadmoor a consistent force in Illinois Elementary School Association postseason play.  Cary’s teams advanced to 10 IESA Sweet Sixteens. Included in those runs have been one state championship, one state runner-up finish, three third places and one fourth place.

 

Carolyn WendteName: Carolyn Wendte

Year Inducted: 2020

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Cowden-Herrick High School

 

Biography:  by the time of her induction, Carolyn had amassed a career record of 425-330 in her long and successful tenure as Cowden-Herrick girls' basketball coach. She has steered Cowden-Herrick to 4 IHSA Regional championships and 3 IHSA Sectional crowns.  Carolyn’s 2011-12 team placed second in the state, while her 2009-10 and 2012-13 squads had fourth-place state finishes. Carolyn also has racked up more than 500 victories as a junior high girls' basketball coach at Cowden-Herrick.

 

Bryan Tucker1Name: Bryan Tucker

Year Inducted: 2020

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Barrington High School
(Wilmette) Loyola Academy
(Woodstock) Marian Catholic High School

 

Biography:  At the time of his induction, Bryan had just completed his 24th season as a boys' head basketball coach in Illinois, including the past 11 at Barrington High School. He has led Barrington to a 201-121 record, giving him a career mark of 436-247.  Bryan also had a 164-66 mark in eight years at Wilmette Loyola and a 71-60 record in five years at Marian. His teams have won 8 IHSA Regional championships, 3 IHSA Sectional titles and had seven 20-win seasons.