Since late January, the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has been naming the 30 most impactful people in men’s basketball and the 30 most impactful in women’s hoops during the last 50 years.
Galesburg High School girls basketball coach Evan Massey is among them.
In celebration of the IBCA’s and Title IX’s 50th anniversary, members of the media and coaches selected those honored.
The IBCA has been highlighting the honorees in alphabetical order by their last names, and Massey — along with former St. Joseph High School boys coach Gene Pingatore — made the list in Week 20, which was released Tuesday morning.
Massey has guided the Silver Streaks for 44 seasons and accumulated a 966-382 overall record in that time span. He’s well on his way to becoming the sixth coach in Illinois high school basketball history to win 1,000 games.
Under Massey’s watch, Galesburg has won 13 Western Big 6 Conference titles, 25 regional titles, 10 sectional crowns and had five top five finishes in the state tournament. The Streaks’ latest regional championship came this winter.
Massey’s teams have won 30 plus games in a season seven times and 20 times Galesburg has accumulated 20 victories or more in a season. The Streaks went 23-11 in 2021-22.
And in late April, Massey was named one of the IBCA’s Coaches of the Year.
This article originally appeared on Galesburg Register-Mail: IHSA Girls Basketball: Galesburg’s Massey one of IBCA’s ‘most impactful people’