Chair #11 - Morton High School Girl’s Basketball

Painted by IHSA Hall of Fame Coach, Bob Becker

SIGNED BY PLAYERS OF ALL 3 MHS GIRLS BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS…2015, 2016, 2017

IHSA Hall of Fame Coach, Bob Becker

IHSA Hall of Fame Coach, Bob Becker

Coach Becker will begin his 20th season as head coach of Morton Potter girls’ basketball.  Building a culture stressing positive attitudes and strong work ethic the Potters have developed into an area and state perennial power.  Coach was inducted to the IBCA hall of fame last year and has a career varsity record of 446-146 all at Morton.  His teams have earned 10 Mid-Illini Conference titles.  In the Post season his teams have won 12 regional and six sectional championships.  Becker’s Potters have advanced to Redbird Arena five times finishing fourth in 2007 and 2013 and winning state championships in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  Coach and his wife of 25 years, Evelyn, have three children, Bobby 20, Josi 18, and Maddy 17. 

Coach Becker’s chair is a special tribute to the 22 players and 5 coaches who all worked together to earn three consecutive state championships.  We are thankful for Potters from the past who helped to lay a foundation for the successes of these three special teams.  Each new Potter team is grateful and proud of our tradition of excellence while forging ahead to leave their own legacy on Potter basketball.  Painting this chair was a labor of love for these players and coaches.  The championship teams from 2015, 2016, and 2017 had that ever elusive “IT”.  Sportswriter and Author Dave Kindred has documented each of these dream come true seasons in “Mighty in Heart”, “True Grit”, and “The Unbelievables” which chronicle each season respectively.  A copy of each of these 3 books is included for the winning bidder of this chair.

We will never forget the emotions and feelings we shared winning these state titles together.  It’s an honor to paint this chair to support the Morton Community Foundation Chair-ity Auction, while also saying thank you for the memories to our State Champions!