IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Officials

Joe StarcevicName: Joe Starcevic

Year Inducted: 1979

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations:
IHSA

Mid State Nine Conference

 

Biography:  Joe Starcevic was one of the finest officials to ever come from the Peoria area. Joe set the standard for excellence for more than 30 years and repeatedly drew the toughest games in the Mid-State Nine Conference. He was also chosen for holiday and regional tournaments on a regular basis. Joe conducted IHSA interpretation meetings for many years for the coaches and officials in the Peoria area. He worked the state tournament four times: 1961, 1962, 1963, and 1964. For the players and coaches in Central Illinois during that period, it was always comforting to see Joe come from the locker room before a big game. His consistency was a model for officials of any generation.

 

Lynn GibbsName:  Lynn Gibbs

Year Inducted: 1979

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations:
Rantoul High School
Gridley High School
El Paso High School
Bradley University

 

Biography:  Lynn Gibbs, the retired superintendent of the schools in Rantoul, officiated high school and college basketball for 27 years. In 1949 and 1950, Lynn worked the IHSA State High School Tournament. He garnered a solid background for officiating by competing in all sports at Gridley High School and in basketball, football, and track at Bradley University where he is a member of the Braves’ Hall of Fame. In addition to his officiating duties, Lynn coached for two seasons at El Paso High School and four seasons at Rantoul High School. Lynn Gibbs passed away on January 26, 2010 at the age of 99.

 

Jim McKennaName: Jim McKenna

Year Inducted: 2013

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations:
IHSA
Chicago Public League
Chicago Catholic League

 

Biography:  Jim began his long officiating career in 1971.  He officiated for 40+ years in the Chicago Public League, the Chicago Catholic League, and numerous suburban conferences.  Jim regularly officiated in Chicago area and national tournaments.  He worked 191 boys' IHSA postseason games and 159 girls' postseason contests.

 

Art BouxseinName: Art Bouxsein

Year Inducted: 1979

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations:
IHSA

 

Biography:  Art Bouxsein was one of the first officials to work the televised IHSA State Tournament in 1951. A graduate of Princeton High School and Monmouth College, Art, drew state tournament assignments in 1951, 1952, and 1953. Art and Rockford’s Frank Falzone were the youngest referees assigned to the Illinois classic in 1951 at the ages of 35 and 37 respectively. 

 

Dave KingName: Dave King

Year Inducted: 2013

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations:
IHSA

 

Biography:  At the time of his Hall of Fame induction, Dave had been officiating IHSA basketball games for 30 years.  He worked 22 IHSA Regionals, 9 IHSA Sectionals, and 5 IHSA Super-sectionals.  The highlight of his distinguished career was working the 2009 IHSA Boys' Class 4A State Championship Game.  He also was chosen as an official for the 2006 and 2007 Class 2A IHSA State Finals.  He had worked 15 Proviso West Holiday Tournaments.