Ford Peebles

Year Inducted: 1988

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations: IHSA

Biography: Ford Peebles, of Murphysboro, is another of the top basketball officials produced in Southern Illinois. Peebles started officiating in 1940 and was always in demand throughout that area. It’s impossible to tally the number of games Peebles worked in his 46-year career. Included would be 35 IHSA Regionals, 25 IHSA Sectionals and an untold number of District assignments. Peebles worked the Illinois High School Tournaments in 1963 and 1964.  Ford Peebles died on November 12, 2008 at the age of 86.