Year Inducted: 1987
Schools / Organizations: IHSA
Biography: East Peoria’s Gary Hamilton officiated high school basketball for 25+ years. Among the conferences he served were the Midstate 10, Western Big 6, Blackhawk, Tri-County, Prairieland, Midstate, Indian Valley, North Central, Cornbelt, and Bi-County. Among the 26 holiday and county tournaments were assignments at Pekin, Havanna, Canton, Princeton, Galesburg, Peoria Heights, Delavan, and Macomb. Gary’s assignments for the IHSA included 18 Regionals, 11 Sectionals, 8 Super-Sectionals, and the Class A State Finals in 1977, 1978, and 1979. He also officiated the 1983 IBCA All-Star Games.