IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Officials

Sam ZussmanName: Sam Zussman

Year Inducted: 1981

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations:

Suburban Officials Association

 

Biography:  Sam Zussman officiated basketball in many of the various suburban leagues from 1938 through 1963. Zussman, was one of the charter members of the Suburban Basketball Officials Association. Zussman’s whistle was heard in holiday tournaments at Hinsdale, Elgin, Rockford, Morris, Yorkville, and Momence. A Proviso Township Trustee, Zussman attended weekly high school games and did not miss a state tournament game for over 3 decades. Zussman was honored for his dedication to basketball by the Suburban Officials in 1960. Zussman remained active in assigning young officials to grade and junior high school games throughout his life. Sam passed away on January 8, 2000 at the age of 92.

 

Bob RyanName: Bob Ryan

Year Inducted: 1981

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Cental Official's Association
IHSA

 

Biography:   Retired for more than 50 years, Ryan is still well remembered in Chicago area basketball circles for his fine officiating work. Coaches and players in the Chicago Public and Catholic Leagues, along with the Chicago Private League and the West Suburban League had the opportunity to compete in both basketball and baseball under Ryan’s watchful eyes for more than 30 years. Although he never refereed at the state finals in Champaign, he refereed many IHSA Regionals and Sectionals. Ryan was inducted into the Central Official’s Association Hall of Fame in 1979.

 

C Donald McIntyreName: Don McIntyre

Year Inducted: 1981

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations:
IHSA

 

Biography:  Don McIntyre officiated high school basketball in Illinois from 1949-1966. During those years, McIntyre was a fixture in such leagues as the Suburban, West Suburban, Big Eight, South Suburban, North Suburban, Upstate Eight, and Suburban Catholic. Players in five DeKalb and three Elgin Christmas Tournaments competed under McIntyre’s watchful eye. McIntyre served as president of the Suburban Basketball Official’s Association from 1962 to 1966. McIntyre placed his striped shirt in the drawer for the last time after the 1965-66 season. He still holds a season ticket to Proviso East games and often attends two or three games a week. Bill Chesbrough, the 1986 Hall of Famer who coached Elgin for 30 years, said of McIntyre, “Mac was involved in a lot of games during the season and regionals. He was always steady. You could always feel good about having him doing your game. He had good judgment on both ends of the floor.”

 

Clyde McQueenName: Clyde McQueen

Year Inducted: 1981

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations:
Springfield High School

 

Biography:  Clyde McQueen was involved with Illinois High School Basketball in nearly all positions. He played at Tremont High School before attending Bradley University where he was captain of the conference champions in 1930. At Bradley he received 17 letters in basketball, football, baseball, track and tennis. McQueen coached basketball at Springfield, Beardstown, El Paso and Mason City. The retired Sangamon County Superintendent of Schools refereed basketball both on the college and high school levels. In 1951 and 1952, McQueen was a floor official in the state tournament. Clyde passed away in 1996.

 

Ron StannartName: Ron Stanart

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations:
IHSA
IBCA

 

Biography:   Ron has been a fixture as a high school basketball official in Southern Illinois.  He has worked numerous IHSA Regional, Sectional and Super-sectional contests.  His career was highlighted by working the IHSA State Finals in 2011, 2013, and 2014.  Ron has been a valued member of the IBCA, working the IBCA All-Star Games in 2011 and 2012.