Lincoln Community High School District #404
Robert Bagby, Superintendent
rbagby@lchsrailers.org
1000 Railer Way, Lincoln, IL 62656
217/732-4131 www.lchsrailers.org
…inspiring each student to be a successful lifelong learner
Board of Education
Jim Mammen, President Jill Awe
Darrell Vermeire, Vice President Susan Gleason
Marsha Dahl, Secretary Joe Ryan
Alyssa Schmidt
PRESS RELEASE
Coach Neil Alexander Court
December 19, 2017
The Board of Education of Lincoln Community High School is proud to announce the floor in Roy S.
Anderson Gymnasium will officially be named Coach Neil Alexander Court at a ceremony to be held
on Saturday, January 6, 2018. All former students, colleagues, and the community are welcome to
attend and honor Neil. Game time is 6:30 p.m., Chicago Harlan.
Mr. Alexander is being honored for his years of service to Lincoln Community High School, where he
has taught physical education, coached track and field, and coaches boys’ basketball from 1990-
2017. While he enjoyed encouraging his students to be physically active and healthy, his true
passion is for the game of basketball, which he still coaches. Along with his continued service as the
head boys’ basketball coach, he also serves as the activities director at LCHS. Neil loves mentoring
his athletes to be the best they can be on and off the court. He embraces the challenge of teaching
his athletes not just about the game, but the attitude in which the game is played. He serves to
provide the skills to play the game and the life lessons to be successful.
During his tenure at LCHS Mr. Alexander served as the physical education department liaison,
coached track and field athletes to the state tournament, and has currently coached our boys’
basketball program to a winning record of 621-211, 16 regionals, 5 sectionals, 4 Elite 8s, 1 Final
Four, and in 2014 brought home a 2
nd
place trophy from the State Tournament.
The Board of Education is honored to name the gymnasium floor after Neil Alexander for his
dedication to LCHS and our community. Please note the above date on your calendar and come help
celebrate this special occasion.