No fewer than 79 individuals and six teams will be enshrined during this year's Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame ceremony.
The 43rd annual event is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, on the Illinois State University campus in Normal. Bruce Firchau has replaced the late Chuck Rolinski as the IBCA Hall of Fame chairman. There are a few tickets remaining for the festivities. Call Firchau at (312) 501-5174 for details.
Breese Mater Dei girls' basketball coach Dave Kohnen, the 2006 Hillsboro High girls' basketball team, friend of basketball Harry Wagy of Pleasant Hill and media members Gary Scott of Jacksonville and John Levin of Springfield will be among the inductees. Steve Allen will receive the Buzzy O'Connor/Chuck Rolinski award for meritorious service.
This year's Hall of Fame group includes 24 coaches, 27 players, 15 friends of basketball, eight officials, five media members and six teams.
The IBCA is planning to showcase its Hall of Fame Museum in Pontiac.