Name: Tom Millikin
Year Inducted: 1973
Schools / Organizations:
(Maywood) Proviso East High School
Southern Illinois University
Tom Millikin became the first man in Illinois basketball history to have played on a state championship team, in 1948 at Pinckneyville under Duster Thomas, and then coach a state title team, Proviso East in 1969. Tom was a standout player at Southern Illinois University earning Little All-American honors. A coaching career record of 211-61, his teams earned 7 Regional titles, 4 Conference crowns, and 2 State Tournament appearances. Tom finished his career as the principal at Proviso East HS. Tom Millikin passed away on May 1, 2001.