Friends of Basketball
Virgil Gene Jordan
Year Inducted: 2012
Category: Friends of Basketball
Schools / Organizations: East St. Louis School District
(Champaign) Centennial High School
Biography: Virgil was a teacher in the East St. Louis District 189. He was instrumental in the formation of the Metro East Black Officials Association, serving as their president for 3 years. He spent 34 years as an official, highlighted by woring 3 IHSA State Finals each in girls’ basketball and baseball. Virgil, who is deceased, also worked at (Champaign) Centennial High School. He officiated numerious games in volleyball boys’/girls’ basketball, baseball, and softball.