Tom Shields

Year Inducted: 2010

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations: (Chicago) Hales Franciscan High School
(Chicago) St. Mel High School
Elmwood Park High School
Pekin High School

Biography: In 30 seasons of Illinois basketball coaching at eight different schools, Tom’s teams had a record of 609-236.  He guided teams to the IHSA state finals 5 times, winning the 1985 Class A State Championship for (Chicago) St. Mel High School.  Tom also coached St. Mel to a 2nd place finish in 1984 and (Chicago) Hales Franciscan to a 3rd place in 1993.  His teams won 7 IHSA Regional crowns, 4 IHSA Sectional titles, and was an IBCA district coach of the year on 10 occasions.