Year Inducted: 1975
Schools / Organizations: Freeport High School
Oak Park High School
The University of Wisconsin
Biography: Glenn (Pat) Holmes was able to do what few players get the chance to do. Few have played for an Illinois State Championship. Pat Holmes got the chance twice. After finishing 2nd during his junior year at Freeport High School, he led his team back to defeat Springfield High School for the title in 1915. Later, he would coach Freeport to the title in 1926 with a win over Canton High School. When Holmes played, the center jump after each basket was still the rule and there were no disqualifications for a certain number of fouls. Holmes’ championship efforts came in Huff Gymnasium in Champaign. Pat later coached for 18 seasons at Oak Park, IL and served in the physical education department at the University of Wisconsin.