McCracken has been named Coach of the Year in District 11 for the 2018-19 season


NORMAL – Mike McCracken, head varsity girls’ basketball coach at Amboy High School, has been named Coach of the Year in District 11 for the 2018-19 season. The award is presented by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.

McCracken and other Coach of the Year recipients will be honored at the IBCA Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, May 4, at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the banquet will honor all junior high, high school, college and for the first time – the IHSA Wheelchair State Champion - Coach of the Year selections. All players, coaches, media, officials, Friends of Basketball, and teams will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

McCracken led this year’s Lady Clippers to a sparkling 27-3 record and a berth in the supersectional where they lost to eventual Class 1A state champion Danville Schlarman. It was Amboy’s first trip to the supersectional in 35 years.

For more information, contact Recording Secretary Steve Allen at (217) 741-2050 or email [email protected]

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