Friends of Basketball
Year Inducted: 1988
Category: Friends of Basketball
Schools / Organizations: Coal City Schools
Biography: John Cullick, of Coal City, coached 17 years at Verona Grade School, Coal City Middle School and Coal City High School. Cullick won numerous district titles in the elementary competition, but he’s probably proudest of his 1981 regional title won at Coal City with his 20-8 team. His high school record was 105-87 while at the elementary level he was 172-74. Cullick also served as Coal City Athletic Director. Cullick has long been a great supporter of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. His love for the game failed to diminish since retiring from coaching. He remained always available to lend a hand whenever needed. His support for the Coal City teams was always evident.