Mission Statement

The IBCA serves coaches and all whom they influence to make the game of basketball better in Illinois.


The IBCA has been serving basketball coaches in Illinois since 1971. Feel free to contact us anytime with questions or if you need assistance.

  1. Promoting better basketball for the state of Illinois.
  2. Providing a consistent, strong voice for Illinois basketball coaches with the IHSA.
  3. Providing hospitality rooms at our State Tournaments.
  4. Providing multiple coaching clinics each year.
  5. Maintaining the IBCA Hall of Fame for Coaches, Players, Officials, Sportswriters, Teams and Friends of Basketball.
  6. Conducting an annual Hall of Fame Banquet.
  7. Presenting Coach of the Year Awards.
  8. Selecting Boys and Girls All-State Teams.
  9. Organizing Boys and Girls All-Star Games and Banquets.
  10. Developing coaching resources and mentoring tools for Illinois Basketball Coaches.
  11. Maintaining a website for IBCA News, Job Postings, Clinics, and other Coaching Resources.
  12. Providing free membership in the National High School Basketball Coaches Association (http://nhsbca.org), which includes discounted rates on coaching resources like ‘Winning Hoops’ and ‘Wooden’s Wisdom’, along with a providing a National Voice for Basketball Coaches.
  13. Individual and organizational recognition for major accomplishments and milestones such as the Coaching Century Club for wins, total school victories, and more.

We are here for you

We pride ourselves on our ability to help the coaches of the State of Illinois, with our resources. Whether that is us providing a strong voice for the coaches with the IHSA, or providing teams with the coaching tools and resources to help improve the coaches. We are continuously improving our organization to be able to provide a better service for the Coaches of the State of Illinois.

Our Current Staff

CLICK HERE to view our Board of Directors list