IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Coaches

Joseph TadelmanName: Joseph Tadelman

Year Inducted: 1986

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Kelvyn Park High School
(Chicago) Kelly High School
(Chicago) Manley High School

 

Biography:  Joseph Tadelman captained two Chicago championship teams at (Chicago) Manley High School and was also a basketball captain at Chicago Teacher’s College. He served as basketball coach at (Chicago) Kelly High School for five seasons before a 29-year stint at (Chicago) Kelvyn Park High School. In that period, Tadelman’s teams were 365 and 360. Twice Tadelman teams won North Section championships. Tadelman also coached basketball for four years at Ericson Elementary School. Tadelman coached for the Boys Club basketball for 15 years. He was presented the Ellie Hasan Memorial Scholarship Award for outstanding contributions in the field of athletics and high school basketball in 1977. The Athletics Officials Association of America honored Tadelman in 1973 for his contributions to both high school football and basketball. Tadelman retired from Kelvyn Park in 1983.  Joseph Tadelman died during November of 2009 at the age of 89.

 

 

 

Al StegmanName: Al Stegman

Year Inducted: 1986

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Serena High School

 

Biography:  Al Stegman began his coaching career at Harding Grade School and when he left Harding his teams had a 314-126 record. Next came Serena High School from 1971-81. Here Stegman posted a 165-94 record. His Serena team posted Little Ten Conference championships in 1975, 1976, 1977, and 1981. Serena won Little Ten Tournament titles in 1977, 1980, and 1981. He also had four second places in the Little Ten Tournament. In 1981 Stegman coached Serena to the IHSA Regional Championship and into the sectional finals. Al coached at Serena until his retirement in 1993.  Al Stegman died on January 19, 2017 at the age of 83.

 

Wendell StarrickName: Wendell Starrick

Year Inducted: 1986

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Johnston City High School
Marion High School
 

Biography:  The late Wendell Starrick left an indelible mark on basketball coaching in Southern Illinois as his teams at Johnston City and Marion combined for 230 varsity basketball wins and 188 losses. Starrick’s coaching career began at Johnston City in 1948 and continued through 1954. His Johnston City team was 16-10. Starrick’s next two teams were his best. The 1949 team had a 26-6 record, took second in the Coal Cities tournament, third in the Benton Invitational. During regular season play, the Indians defeated state champion Mount Vernon 31-30. The Indians won regional and sectional titles before losing 54-52 to Mount Vernon at Champaign. The 1950 team was 23-8 and placed second in both the Coal Cities and Pyramid Tournaments. Johnston City won regional and sectional championships before dropping a 67-55 decision to Bradley-Bourbonnais. Starrick moved to Marion as a varsity basketball coach in 1956 and spend 11 seasons there and compiled a 111-107 record. Starrick’s 1962 Marion team was 18-12 and won the Pyramid Tournament and was fourth in the Centralia Tournament. Starrick’s team won the regional and sectional tournaments and advanced to Champaign where it lost to McLeansboro 53-52. In addition to basketball, Starrick rolled up impressive records in football at both Johnston City and Marion. Starrick was also a top track and cross-country coach at Marion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don StantonName: Don Stanton

Year Inducted: 1986

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
LaSalle-Peru High School
Canton High School
Pinckneyville High School

 

Biography:  Don Stanton played high school basketball under 1973 IBCA Hall of Famer, Duster Thomas at Pinckneyville. After playing at St. Louis University, he served one season as assistant coach there. He coached at Pinckneyville from 1957 to 1962 and posted a 226-31 record. In that span, the Panthers won five IHSA Regional titles, three conference championships, two Salem Tournament championships, and one Centralia Tournament championship. In 1962-63 he coached at Canton HS, where he was only 8-20, but at the end of the season won the IHSA Regional Championship. Stanton spent two seasons at Mount Vernon, Ind. Stanton returned to Illinois high school circles for the 1965-66 season at LaSalle-Peru HS. In the three years at L-P Stanton coached the Cavaliers to three IHSA Regional Titles, won two Illinois Valley Conference championships, one NCIC championship, a Morris Holiday Title, a second place at Morris, and a third place at the Centralia Holiday Tournament. In his final season, Stanton’s Cavaliers reached the quarterfinals of the IHSA State Tournament, the furthest any L-P team had gone. Overall, his record at L-P was 66-20. In his career his teams won 76 percent of their games and an IHSA Regional Championship each year.  Don Stanton died on April 1, 2017 at the age of 83.

 

 

 

 

Glen OxfordName: Glen Oxford

Year Inducted: 1986

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Cave-in-Rock High School
(Elizabethtown) Hardin County High School

Biography:  Glen R. Oxford is the youngest brother of one of the state’s greatest pair of basketball coaching brothers. Along with Lowell Oxford, Glen has combined for 885 basketball victories through 1985. Glen Oxford followed in his brother’s footsteps as basketball coach at Cave-In-Rock in 1956. Like his brother, Lowell, Glen Oxford coached 22 seasons at Cave-In-Rock where he posted a 376-191 record. Cave-In-Rock combined with Rosiclare High School as (Elizabethtown) Hardin County High School for the 1977-78 season. Through 1985, Glen Oxford’s teams at Hardin County were 122-77. That gave Glen Oxford a 30-year record of 498-268. Included in Glen Oxford’s record are two IHSA Regional championships and 8 conference championships.