IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Friends

Ron JohnsonName: Ron Johnson

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations:
Pearl City High School
Flanagan High School

 

Biography:  At the time of his 2012 induction, Ron had spent 27 years in basketball coaching at Flanagan, Shannon, and Pearl City.  This included stints at the grade school, junior high school and boys'/girls' high school varsity levels.  He served as the Pearl City athletic director from 1969-73.  Ron was the coordinator of the Pearl City Basketball Association.  This program benefits boys and girls from 1st through 6th grades.  It annually averages 110 participants.

Bruce HillName: Bruce Hill, Jr.

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations:
Metro East Black Officials Association
 

Biography:    Bruce was among the pioneers of the Metro East Black Officials Association.  He set a superb example to young officials in a 31-year career highlighted by the IHSA State Finals in 1984, 1985, and 1988.  Bruce officiated in the Metro East area when the pay was $12.50 to $15.00 for two games.  He later worked numerous women's NCAA Division I and Division II basketball games.  Bruce Hill served the city of East St. Louis, Ill., as a firefighter for 25 years. He served several years as bomb and arson inspector. He attained the rank of captain prior to being selected as the city and nation's youngest fire chief, a position that he held for 12 years.  Sadly, Bruce Hill, Jr. died on June 1, 2003 at the young age of 58.

 

John GorleskiName: John Gorleski

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations:
Highland Park High School
 

Biography:  John Gorleski spent nearly 40 years at Highland Park High School as a teacher, administrator, and coach.  He served the basketball program along with being the athletic trainer, athletic director, and assistant baseball coach.  After stepping down as athletic director in the mid-1990's,  John was the official scorer for home boys' and girls' basketball games.  In each of his many capacities, John has given passionately to the students of Highland Park HS.

 

Michael G HarrisonName: Michael G. Harrison

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations:
Metro East Black Officials Association

 

Biography:  Michael was one of the founders of the Metro East Black Officials Association in 1970.  He was instrumental in setting high standards for his fellow officials and teaching young officials just beginning their careers in the Metro East area.  Micahel's 25+ year officiating career includes working 3 IHSA State Championship games in football.  He has been a trusted mentor to numerous young officials, providing them valuable instruction, evaluation, and feedback.

 

Dave GilesName: Dave Giles

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations:
Monmouth-Roseville High School
Monmouth High School
Monmouth Park District

 

Biography:  Dave was the scorekeeper for boys' basketball at Monmouth High School from 1980-2005 and then served in the same role for Monmouth-Roseville High School from 2006 through his induction into the Hall of Fame.  Dave is active in the Warren County community, working extensively with at-risk students.  Dave has administered the Monmouth area summer youth program for nearly 40 years, providing the youth of Monmouth a positive recreation experience during the summer months.