LCHS Railer coach Neil Alexander closes in on career win no. 900

Lincoln Community High School boys basketball coach Neil Alexander currently ranks No. 2 on the Illinois High School Association career coaching wins list with 899 victories, and WLCN will be there as he goes for Win No. 900 Friday 1/28 at Mattoon.

Those who can’t attend the game in person can tune in to WLCN’s livestream video coverage of the game as Jay Hardin and Justin Tierney bring the audience all the action. Go to the home page and click the Watch live badge just prior to the 7:30 PM start time to access our YouTube livestream video coverage. In addition, audio coverage will be available via 96.3 FM as well as on mobile devices via the Mixlr app.

Coach Alexander has also been recognized by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) as one of the 60 most influential people in Illinois basketball in the past 50 years. Tune in to the Cheap Seats Saturday Morning Sports Show on January 29 when Bruce Firchau, Chair of the IBCA Hall Of Fame, will join the show by phone to discuss the selection process as well as Coach Alexander’s inclusion on the list. Cheap Seats starts at 9 AM and can be watched via YouTube livestream in addition to listing on 96.3 FM or via the Mixlr app.

Coach Alexander moved into sole possession of the No. 2 spot on the IHSA all-time coaching victories list on March 13, 2021 when he led LCHS to a 56-28 win over Quest Charter Academy in a game at Central Catholic High School in Bloomington. Gene Pingatore is No. 1 on the career coaching victories list, compiling 987 wins while coaching at Westchester-St. Joseph from 1969 to 2016.

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