Friends of Basketball
Year Inducted: 2012
Category: Friends of Basketball
Schools / Organizations: (Glasford) Illini Bluffs High School
Biography: Owen is the father-in-law of fellow inductee Karen Coats. He attended nearly every home boys and girls basketball game at (Glasford) Illini Bluffs High School for 40+ years. Owen is such a loyal fan, that the school painted his name on the leachers on his signature spot at half court. Owen was a “regular” who gave back to the school and community. Owen Coats passed away on March 9, 2019.