Year Inducted: 1988
Schools / Organizations: Mattoon High School
(Champaign) Centennial High School
(Champaign) Central High School
Arcola High School
Biography: Bob Avery of Mattoon had a busy career. He started at Onarga Military School and followed with stints at Arcola, Champaign Central, and Champaign Centennial along with Mattoon High Schools. His teams won 300+ games, 18 tournaments, and 2 conference titles. His 1964 Arcola team advanced to the IHSA Sweet Sixteen. He coached the 1983 IBCA Class AA South All-Stars. Bob served the IBCA in several roles including president. Bob Avery died on October 8, 2019 at the age of 89.