IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Coaches

Mick KoprivaName: Mick Kopriva

Year Inducted: 2022

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
(Port Byron) Riverdale High School
 

Biography:  Mick amassed nearly 400 victories in 26 years as girls' head basketball coach at (Port Byron) Riverdale High School. He had a 391-297 record, leading the program from 1983-88 and again from 1993-2014.  Mick’s teams won six IHSA regional championships and six conference titles. He was inducted into the Riverdale School District Hall of Fame in 2019 for Distinguished Achievement and Service to the district.

 

David JohnsonName: David Johnson

Year Inducted: 2022

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Lake Land College
 

Biography:  At the time of his induction, David had won nearly 500 games in 24 years as women’s head basketball coach at Lake Land College in Mattoon. His 494-251 record includes three conference championships and four Region 24 titles.  A former middle school teacher and coach in Bloomington, David has guided Lake Land to the NJCAA national tournament four times. The highlight was winning the 2021 NJCAA Division II national title. He was named the NJCAA Coach of the Year.

 

Steve ConlonName: Steve Conlon

Year Inducted: 2022

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Mattoon Junior High School

 

Biography:  Steve’s 43-year coaching career includes a 401-282 record in 38 years as eighth-grade coach at Mattoon Junior High School. Add in his five seasons as Mattoon High School coach and his career record stands at 429-376.  Steve’s junior high tenure is highlighted by two fourth-place finishes in the IESA state tournament. He also has guided his teams to six regional championships, three sectional titles and numerous South Central Conference championships.

 

 

Tom CooperName: Tom Cooper

Year Inducted: 2022

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Normal Community High School
(Mendon) Unity High School
Rantoul High School
Parkland College

 

 

Biography:  Tom built a 488-280 record as a head coach on the high school and college levels. His high school stops included Mendon Unity, Normal Community, Rantoul and Champaign Judah Christian. The most successful was Normal Community, where he won 119 games in eight seasons.  Tom had a 298-157 record in 12 years at Parkland College in Champaign. His high school teams won three IHSA regionals and one sectional. His Parkland tenure was highlighted by an NJCAA national championship.

 

Jon BrownName: Jon Brown

Year Inducted: 2022

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations:
Crab Orchard High School
Neoga High School

 

Biography:  At the time of his induction,  Jon had just completed his 26th season at Crab Orchard High School and his 28th overall as a boys' head basketball coach. He entered that season with 455 victories at Crab Orchard and 485 wins in his career.  Jon’s coaching ledger includes two years at Neoga High School where he won 30 games. His teams have won six conference championships, three conference tournament titles, three IHSA regional championships and made one trip to the Sweet Sixteen.