The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association this week announced its 2022-23 Coaches of the Year, with multiple area coaches from the college ranks down to junior high honored.
Among the honorees:
• Princeton High School boys coach Jason Smith.
• Serena High School boys coach Dain Twait.
• Seneca High School boys coach Russell Witte.
• Princeton High School girls coach Darcy Kepner.
• Serena High School girls coach Jim Jobst.
• Fieldcrest High School girls coach Mitch Neally.
• Seneca Grade School boys coach Scott Anderson.
• Wallace Grade School girls coach Nick Thrush.
The IBCA Coach of the Year Luncheon/Hall of Fame Banquet will be May 6 at CEFCU Arena (formerly Redbird Arena) in Normal.
Among the Hall of Fame inductees with local ties are Rick Jacobs (Mendota), Kip Cheek (Mendota) and the Tri-County Conference (organization).