The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association, in conjunction with their annual spring clinic, will induct a group of high school football coaches into their Hall of Fame. The list of active, retired, career, and assistant coaches along with two posthumously inductee include some truly great individuals. They were selected for their contributions to the profession and impact on the schools and communities where they have coached.
The coaches will be honored at a luncheon held at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at noon. The luncheon speaker will be Bret Bielema head football coach at the University of Illinois. Price per luncheon ticket $40 and may be obtained by going to the ihsfca.com website, or ticket info is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future nominations can be made at the IHSFCA website www.ihsfca.com.
2023 HOF Class
Gary Carter - Murphysboro
Pat Elder - Ridgewood (Cambridge)
Todd Kuska - St. Rita
Jason Kirby - West Central (Biggsville)
Kurt Simon - Carmi-White County
Rob Zvonar - Lincoln-Way East
Fabray Collins - Englewood
Darren Hess - Normal West
Todd Hutchinson - Greenville
Dave Fink - Unity (Tolono)
Carl Williams Sr. - Simeon
Sherman Sampson - Hubbard
Charlie Bliss - Maine South
Mike Conlin - Central A & M
John Ivlow - Bolingbrook
Cal Cummins -Rockford Boylan
Jan Jamison - Rockford Guilford
Charles Saieva - Chicago Forman
Ray Eliot Award
Pat Ryan - University of Illinois