Ray Bates

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations: IHSA

Biography: Ray’s distinguished career has lasted for 45 years.  He has worked 26 IHSA Boys’ Regional tournaments, 16 IHSA  Boys’ Sectional tournaments, and 6 Boys’ IHSA Super-sectional games.  Among the highlights of Ray’s nearly 5 decades on the court was working the IHSA State Finals on 2 occasions.  The pinnacle for Ray was officiating the 2013 State Championship Game.