Woodrow Fulkerson

Year Inducted: 1985

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations: The Blackhawk Officials Association

Biography: Woodrow “Woody” Fulkerson officiated basketball in Illinois from 1934-1970. The Freeport resident also coached the sport at New Baden High School, Carmi High School, Freeport High School and Highland Community College. Fulkerson was one of the founders of the Blackhawk Officials Association and served as an IHSA Rules Interpreter. He officiated Regional and Sectional Tournaments and college games at Northern Illinois, Eastern Illinois, Western Illinois, Beloit, Knox, Monmouth, and Central Michigan. He retired in 1977 as Athletic Director and Chairman of the Department of Physical Education at Highland.  Woody Fulkerson passed away on April 13, 1997.