Friends of Basketball


Karen Coats

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations: (Glasford) Illini Bluffs High School

Biography: Karen was a fixture at (Glasford) Illini Bluffs Midle and High School basketball games beginning in 1986 through her induction in 2012.  She began as a ticket taker and remained a loyal and devoted part of the program. Despite some health issues, Karen continued to attend and perform her duties.  She has demonstrated a deep sense of dedication and loyalty to the Glasford community.  Karen was excited to be inducted along with her father-in-law, Owen Coats.