Name: Jay Blender
Year Inducted: 2020
Schools / Organizations:
(Biggsville) Union High School
(Stronghurst) Southern High School
(Biggsville) West Central High School
Biography: Jay’s 30-plus years of coaching high school basketball included 28 as a head coach. He racked up 401 victories, serving as a boys varsity coach for 17 years and a girls head coach for 11 seasons. His 401-332 record included a 269-199 mark as a boys coach and a 132-133 record as a girls coach. He has coached at Biggsville Union, Stronghurst Southern and Biggsville West Central. Jay’s teams won two IHSA Regional titles, four conference championships and nine tournament titles.