James Bixby

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations: Evanston High School

Biography: James was the head boys’ basketball coach at Evanston High School from 1906-1920.  Several publications from that era consider James as the finest high school coach in Illinois during the first two decades of the 20th Century.  His teams earned a 112-31 record.  He guided Evanston to the first-ever State Tournament  held in 1908.  He led them to 3 titles during the first 5 years of the Suburban League.  His team also recorded a championship in the famous Stagg Tournament in 1917.