The Indiana High
School Basketball Historical Society is an
organization dedicated to the purpose of documenting and preserving the
of Indiana high school basketball.
(commonly referred to by the pronunciation “Ish-Bish”) was “born of
need and/or frustration,” as told in the story published in the
the Fall of 1996, due to errors that were discovered in the records of
Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Founding
members Joe Quigley and Harley Sheets met with Ron Newlin of the Hall
of Fame in October of 1993 and June of
1994 to establish a working relationship with the Hall of Fame.
IHSBHS organized for operation in the following year for the purpose
of providing research and appropriate verification to correct errors
the historical records straight. The society launched with only about a couple dozen
and has grown to over 140 at the current time with plans to attract
more in the future.
Annual dues are a modest $10.00 per year. For more information
about joining IHSBHS, check out our MEMBERSHIP
The current board of
directors for the group is made up of:
Roger Robison (Frankfort '54), Harley Sheets (Lebanon '54), Cliff
Johnson (Western '54), Rocky Kenworthy (Cascade '74), Tim Puet (Valley,
PA '69), Leigh Evans (Castle '86), John Ockomon (Pendleton '66), Jeff Luzadder (Dunkirk '74), Curtis Tomak (Linton '59), Hugh Shaeffer (Freelandville '61), Bill Boone (Ladoga '56), and Kermit Paddack (Sheridan 2002).