Career Coaches


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

Biography: 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.