Mary Moreland - Inducted January 20, 2017

Girls Head Golf Coach 1996- 2017 (Volunteered)

FUTURE COACHES THAT HAVE MEET THE REQUIREMENTS

Must be retired before they can be inducted.



Kevin Toney


Richard Glodich


Matt Hampleman


Mike Karoski


Tim Glodich

REDBIRD COACHES HALL OF FAME

INDUCTION – FEBRUARY 1, 2008

Gail Borton
Illinois High School Association Board of Directors – 8 years
Teacher, Coach and Administrator in Illinois Public Schools – 38 years

Bob Brown
I.B.C.A. Hall of Fame as a Player – 1975 Redbird Hall of Fame
Eldorado Coaches Hall of Fame – 1994
Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director – John A. Logan College – 1978 – 1980
Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach – University of Illinois – 1967 – 1972
Freshman Boys’ Basketball Coach – Murray State University – 1966 – 1967
As a Head Coach – Combined 24 Championships
Overall Coaching Record – 246 Wins & 96 Losses
F.C.H.S. Graduate – 1962

Gene Ernest
25 Years Coaching
Head Boys’ Football Coach
Head Boys’ Basketball Coach
Head Boys’ Wrestling Coach
Head Boys’ Track Coach

Dan Fiori
Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association – South Area Coach of the Year – 1992
Special Recognition by Southern Illinois Baseball Coaches Association – 1994
Head Boys’ Baseball Coach – 1971-1994
Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach – 1976-1984 Head Boys’ Golf Coach – 1993-1994

Gerald L. Hart
Defensive Coordinator – Canadian Football League
Saskatchewan Rough Riders -  1981-1983 & 1986-1987
Defensive Coordinator – Canadian Football League – Calgary Stampeders – 1984-1986
Defensive Coordinator & Assist. Football Coach – Western Illinois University – 1977-1980
Head Football Coach – Illinois State University – 1972-1977
Defensive Coordinator – Illinois State University – 1967-1972
Assistant Football Coach – Southern Illinois University-Carbondale – 1963-1966
Defensive Coordinator – Southern Illinois University-Carbondale – 1989-1991

George Iubelt
Lettered in Football & Basketball – 3 years
Graduated in 1942
Taught at F.C.H.S. – 1951-1959
Coached Basketball at F.C.H.S. – 1953 – 1959
6 Year Overall Record – 108-60 (.643)
Held a record for most consecutive South-Seven games won in Basketball
Boys’ Basketball – 1956 – Elite Eight
Boys’ Basketball – 1958 – Super-Sectional
Only West Frankfort Coach to have played in a State Championship Game – 1942 and
Coached a State Championship Game - 1960
Assistant Basketball Coach – Southern Illinois University - Carbondale – 1959-1989
Recruited to S.I.U. – Walt Frazier, Joe C. Meriweather, Mike Glen, Dick Garrett, and Nate Hawthorne – All went on to play in the N.B.A.
Southern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame

George Karoski
I.H.S.A State Golf Tournament – 2ND Place – 1981
Charter member of the Illinois Coaches Assoc. Golf Hall of Fame – 1993
Southern Illinois Coaches Association Emeritus Coach Award – 2001
Illinois Coaches Association Golf Coach of the Year Nominee – 1981 & 1983 F.C.H.S. Coach of the Year – 1981
Coached 32 consecutive years at some level at F.C.H.S.
District #168 Athletic Director – 20 years
Varsity Golf Coach –27 Seasons
Assistant Football Coach – 8 Years
Assistant Basketball Coach – 6 Years
Assistant Baseball Coach – 2 Years
State Tournament Appearances – Golf  
(1977 - 14th - AA), (1979 - 6th - - AA), (1981 - 2nd - A), (1982 - 8th - A), (1985 - 7th – A) 
Won 6 consecutive South Seven Conference Golf Tournaments – 1975-1980
Served 8 years (2 terms) on the I.H.S.A. Golf Advisory Committee- (First member from Southern Illinois to serve on this committee)
The following sports activities were added to the F.C.H.S. Athletic Program during his tenure as Unit #168 Athletic Director:  (Girls’ Gymnastics – 1973), (Girls’ Softball –
1975), (Girls’ Volleyball – 1980), (Girls’ Golf – 1990), (Boys’ Wrestling – 1972), (Boys’ Baseball – Reinstated – 1972), (Girls’ Basketball – 1978)

David R. Lee
Boys’ Basketball – 1986 – 4th Place State
Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame
Southern Illinois University Basketball Hall of Fame
Class “A” Coach of the Year 1984
Southern Illinois University Most Valuable Athlete – 1965 & 1966

Ed Migielicz

Boys’ Basketball – 1953 – Elite Eight

John Reach
Boys’ Class “A” Track & Field State Meet – 5th Place Team – 1991
Illinois State Boys’ Track & Field & Cross Country Coaches Assoc. (South) 
Class “A” Track Co-Coach of the Year Award – 1991 F.C.H.S. Football Coach – 1973 - 1990
F.C.H.S. Boys’ & Girls’ Track Coach – 1985 - 2005
F.C.H.S. Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country Coach – 1989 – 1996
Head Coach of first & only F.C.H.S. Girls’ Cross Country Team to qualify to run in the
Class “A” State Finals – 1990 – Placed 19th as a team in Class “A” State Finals Boys’ Track – Coached Individual champion – 1991 
7 Individual Medallists in Class “A” Finals
Coached 2 relay teams to State Medallist Finishes
Football – Assistant Coach for 1986 team that advanced to Class “3-A” Quarterfinals – Winning the first 2 playoff games
First FCHS Football Team to qualify for a State Playoff
First FCHS Football Team to win a post-season game
First FCHS Football team to win multiple games in playoff competition (2)

Don “Rocky” Rice
Boys’ Track – 1982 – 3rd Place State
Boys’ Cross Country – 1989 – 2nd Place State
Boys’ Cross Country – 1990 – 2nd Place State
Assistant Football Coach – 1968-1981 – 13 Years
Wrestling Coach – 1974-1991 – 17 Years
Boys’ Track Coach – 1968 – 1991 – 23 Years
Cross Country Coach – 1988 – 1991 – 4 Years
Cross County S.I.C.A. Coach of the Year – 1989, 1990
Illinois Track Cross Country Coach of the Year – 1989, 1990
Track S.I.C.A. Coach of the Year – 1982
Assistant Girls’ Golf Coach – John A. Logan College – 2000 – 2nd in the Nation
Coached 4 Academic All-Americans
Coached 2 All-American
F.C.H.S.  Graduate - 1953
Employed by District #168 – 1957-1991

Maryann Riva
Received the Special Recognition Honor from F.C.H.S. on National Girls 
And Women in Sports Day – “Breaking the Barriers” – February 3, 1994
Started the Girls’ Gymnastic Club in the early 1960’s  as an unpaid volunteer sponsor and coach and fundraiser  
The club grew until it became the first girls’ competitive sports team at F.C.H.S. in 1972

John Sala
Athletic Director at John A. Logan College 1980-2001
Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at John A. Logan College 1970-1976
Head Golf Coach at John A. Logan College 1972-1981
Head Coach or Athletic Director at John A. Logan College – 34 Years
President of the Great Rivers Athletic Conference 1980-1985

Bob Sloan
Class “A” Boys State Track – 5th Place Team – 1991
Illinois State Track & Cross Country Coaches Association (South) Boys 1991 Class “A”
Track Co-Coach of the Year
Football Coach – 1978-1990
Co-Head Boys’ Track Coach – 1985-2005
Boys and Girls’ Cross Country Coach – 1989-1998
Coach (Assistant) the first Girls’ Cross Country Team to qualify for and compete in the
State Finals in Peoria Class “A”
Placed 19th in State Finals as a team – 1990
Coached 1 State Champion and 6 individual Medallists in State Finals
Coached 2 Relay Teams to State Finals Medallists Finishes
Football – Assistant Coach – 2 Playoff Victories  and a State Quarterfinal Berth in Class 3 “A” – 1986
Coached First F.C.H.S. Team to Qualify for a State Football Playoff Series
Coached First F.C.H.S. Football Team to win Multiple Games in Playoff Competiti

Warren “Wilky” Wilkinson
Boys’ Track – 1982 – 3rd Place State Football Coach – 1973-1982
Cross Country Coach – 1971, 1972
Track Coach – 1971-1982
F.C.H.S.  Graduate – 1952

Tim Ricci – Inducted December 17, 2011
Head Boys’ Basketball Coach – 1978-1985
Head Softball Coach – 2002–2009
Volunteer Varsity Assistant Boys Basketball Coach – 1998–2001
Assistant Softball Coach – 1999-2001
Volunteer Assistant Boys’ Golf Coach – 2009
Assistant Track Coach – 1982-1984

Tim Murphy – January 25, 2015
Started the Frankfort Community High School Volleyball Program – 1980
Head Varsity Volleyball Coach – 34 Years
Won Four Varsity Conference Championships
Won Twelve Varsity Regional Championships
Won Two Varsity Sectional Championships
Varsity Career Wins – 590
Southern Illinois Volleyball Coach of the Year – 1988 and 1997