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Illinois Basketball Coaches Association
Illinois Basketball Coaches Association

HALL OF FAME
FRIENDS OF BASKETBALL

Name: Owen Coats

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools/Organizations:
• Illini Bluffs

Biography:
Owen is the father-in-law of fellow inductee Karen Coats. He has attended nearly every home boys and girls basketball game at Illini Bluffs High School for 40 years.

Owen is such a loyal fan at Illini Bluffs the school decided to paint his name on the bleachers on his signature spot at half court. Like Karen, Owen has become a "regular" who gives back to the school and community.