IBCA Hall of Fame

Gerry Thornton

Name: Gerry Thornton

Year Inducted: 2015

Category: Career Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
(Saybrook-Arrowsmit High School

(Spring Valley) Hall High School

PlanoHigh School

(Stanford) Olympia High School

Illinois Valley Community College


Gerry spent 32 years in coaching, with high school head coaching stays at Saybrook-Arrowsmith, Spring Valley Hall,
Plano, Newark and Olympia. He also was head coach at Illinois Valley Community College from 1995-98.  Gerry was a junior high coach at Saybrook - Arrowsmith for seven years and has a 654-353 record as a head coach.  His teams won 17 conference championships, four regionals and two sectionals. He coached IVCC to third place in the NJCAA Division II national tournament.