Name: Roger Whittington
Year Inducted: 1976
Category: Friends of Basketball
Schools / Organizations:
Roanoke-Benson High School
Biography: Roger “Woody” Whittington served Roanoke-Benson High School as its chief timer for over 21 seasons. In 1974 he served as the assistant time for the IHSA Class A state tournament. In 1976 he served as official timer for the tournament. Whittington also served as the timer for the IBCA’s first All-Star basketball games in the summer of 1976 at Illinois State. An avid supporter of Roanoke-Benson athletics, Whittington also attended most University of Illinois football and basketball games. “Woody” was an employee of Caterpillar Tractor Co.