HALL OF FAME
Name: Willie Brown
Year Inducted: 2012
Category: Friends of Basketball
• East St. Louis
Willie, better known as "Smiley" in the Metro East area, was vice president of the Metro East Officials Association for many years. His primary assignments were helping young officials in rules knowledge, the official's uniform and comportment with coaches and fans.
Willie spent countless hours fielding rules questions and ensuring that young officials used proper Illinois High School Association mechanics. He was an official for 37 years.