Friends of Basketball


Larry Smith

Year Inducted: 2022

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations:
Kaskaskia Community College


Larry was a longtime official for girls’ and boys’ basketball games in Southern Illinois. Among his annual contributions was officiating tournaments in Effingham, Vandalia and Sparta. 

Over his long career, Larry officiated games involving many IBCA Hall of Fame coaches, including Dave Luechtefeld, Larry Graham, Rich Herrin, Ron Herrin, Lee Emory, Brad Weathers, Ron Felling and Bob Bogle. Larry also was a teacher and outstanding baseball coach at Kaskaskia College.