Results for Best Boys Basketball Coach 2014

Total Votes: 13

Gene Pingatore

Westchester, IL

During 44 years, Pingatore compiled a 908-312 record and coached several future stars, including Isaiah Thomas. He has won one state title with one second, one third and one fourth.

Total Votes: 26

Neil Alexander

Lincoln, IL

During his 36-year career, Alexander has put together a 685-348 record. Three times his teams have reached the state quarterfinals.

Total Votes: 20

Robert Smith

Chicago, IL

Smith has dominated Illinois in recent years, winning six state titles - including the last four in Class 4A. He has posted a 260-40 record in just nine years.

Total Votes: 660

Steve Kimbro

Nokomis, IL

During 32 seasons, Kimbro has compiled a 680-245 record. His teams' best finishes in the state tournament were one second and one third.

Total Votes: 279

Thom Sigel

Rock Island, IL

Sigel is the first coach in Illinois to win large and small school state titles. His 16-year record is 352-172.

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Total Votes: 7

Wayne McClain

Champaign, IL

McClain's seven-year record is 177-35 with three large-school state titles in a row at Peoria Manual. His 1996-97 team was 31-1 and ranked first in the country by USA Today. He also spent 11 years in college coaching.