Career Coaches


Jim Thornton

Year Inducted: 2015

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations: Wyanet High School
(Chillicothe) Illinois Valley Central High School

Biography: Jim’s 30-year coaching career included 25 seasons as a boys head coach with a 365-312 record. He coached three years at Wyanet and had a 22-year stint as head coach at Illinois Valley Central High School in Chillicothe.  Jim was head coach at IVC from 1990-2012 and won three regional championships, two sectional titles and made two Elite Eight appearances. His 2006 Grey Ghosts team placed second in the state in Class A.