Year Inducted: 1988
Schools / Organizations: Lincoln College
Biography: Al Pickering built an outstanding program as men’s basketball coach at Lincoln College. At the time of his induction, Al’s teams were 362-157 over 16 seasons. Al had served a season as Lincoln’s assistant before assuming the reins of the program. His program developed numerous players who went on to outstanding Division I careers. His teams won 2 Illinois junior college titles and finished 2nd and 4th in the national tournaments. Al was considered one of the top junior college coaches in the nation. He was invited to speak at clinics throughout our country and abroad in Mexico, Copenhagen and Istanbul.