Career Coaches


Mike Church

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Career Coaches

Schools / Organizations: Eastern Illinois University
Metamora High School
Oakland High School

Biography: Mike finished a 31-year coaching career that included head coaching stints at Metamora High School and Oakland High School.  His 97 wins at Oakland set the record for most wins in program history.  Mike went on to become an assistant coach at Eastern Illinois University from 1984-2005.  Coaching on the staff of Rick Samuels (HOF inductee in 2006), Mike’s 302 wins as an assistant coach were the most in EIU history.  He helped coach future NBA players Kevin Duckworth (HOF inductee in 2014) and Jay Taylor.