HALL OF FAME
Name: Jimmy Lee Adams
Year Inducted: 2012
Category: Friends of Basketball
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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.