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Illinois Basketball Coaches Association
Illinois Basketball Coaches Association

HALL OF FAME
FRIENDS OF BASKETBALL

Name: Jimmy Lee Adams

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations:

• East St. Louis


Biography:
Jimmy, better known as "Catfish" in the Metro East area, was vice president of the Metro East Black Officials Association as well as a successful football coach and athletic director.

As Athletic Director at East St. Louis Lincoln, he allowed young officials to work scrimmages and hired them for JV games to improve their skills. Jimmy turned East St. Louis Lincoln into a breeding ground for young officials in the area.