IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Coaches

Phil BrownsteinName: Phil Brownstein

Year Inducted: 1982

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Tilden Tech High School
(Chicago) Kelvyn Park High School
Harlem Globetrotters
NBA:  Chicago Stags

 

Biography:  Phil Brownstein coached high school basketball in Chicago for 25 years. Three seasons were at Tilden Tech High School and the remainder at Kelvyn Park High School, where his 1943 team was city champions and his others were always serious contenders. Brownstein also was head coach for the Chicago Majors, assisted Ray Meyer as coach of the College All-Stars and served three years as an assistant for the Chicago Stags, an early team in the NBA. He coached the Stags in 1949 and 1950 when the Chicagoans lost the title to George Mikan and the Minneapolis Lakers. For more than 40 years Brownstein served as a scout for the Harlem Globe Trotters. After coaching the Stags, Phil returned to Kelvyn Park as an assistant principal. Phil Brownstein passed away on February 11, 1999 at the age of 92.

 

Matt Winkler 2Name: Matt Winkler

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
(Minonk) Fieldcrest High School

 

Biography:  Matt's teams have won 500+ games in his nearly 25 years as (Minonk) Fieldcrest High School's Boys' Head Coach.  The Knights have earned 14 IHSA Regional Titles, and 2 IHSA Sectional Crowns along with 12 conference championships, 8 conference tournament crowns and 18 holiday tournament championships.  Matt's teams regularly win 20+ games.  His 2009-2010 team wnet 29-1 and his 2011-2012 team finished 29-3 with a first trip to the IHSA Class 2A Elite Eight.

 

Todd SuttonName: Todd Sutton

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Pecatonica High School
(Naperville) Neuqua Valley High School

 

Biography:  Todd has won 600+ games as the first head boys' basketball coach at Naperville's Neuqua Valley High School.  After 9 seasons, at Pecatonica High School, Todd moved to the new Naperville school.  Overall his teams have accomplished an overall record of 768-369.  They have won 13 IHSA Regional Titles and 2 IHSA Sectional Crowns.  His finest team was the 2008-2009 team at 32-2 and a supersectional contestant.

 

 

Sean TaylorName: Sean Taylor

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Moline High School
Quincy High School
Macomb High School
Shelbyville High School

 

Biography:  Sean's teams have won 500+ games during his 30+ year head coaching career.  The highlight so far, is the 1996 IHSA Class A State Championship team while he was coaching at Shelbyville High School.  Sean has also coached at (Decatur) St. Teresa High School, Macomb High School, Quincy (Sr.) High School, and Moline High School.  His 2001 Macomb team also made the state finals.  Sean's teams have tallied 13 IHSA Regional Titles, 4 IHSA Sectional Crowns, 2 IHSA Super-Sectional Victories and the 1996 State Championship.

 

CArey McVickersName: Carey McVickers

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
(Springfield) Sacred Heart-Griffin High School
Williamsville High School
Pana High School
Taylorville High School

 

Biography:  Carey has the rare distinction of taking teams to both the IHSA Boys' and IHSA Girls' State Finals.  His 1991 Williamsville boys' team placed 4th in Class A, while his 2003 Pana Girls' team was the Class A runner-up.  Carey's teams posted a 552-436 overall record.  His teams won 50+ tournaments.  He spent time at (Palmyra) Northwestern High School, Divernon High School, Williamsville High School, and (Springfield) Sacred Heart-Griffin High School as the head coach of the boys' programs.  He was at Nokomis High School, Pana High School, and Taylorville High School on the girls' side.