Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
Tri-County Youth Sports Grant Winners
1993-94 Manual Boy's Basketball Team

Beginning the nearly unbelievable string of consecutive IHSA Class AA State championships during the 2-class (A, AA) era, the Rams rewarded head coach, Dick Van Scyoc (GPSHOF class of 1994) with his 1st state championship trophy in the last of his 45 years of coaching at the high school level.  Manual defeated Carbondale 61-60 in the final game.  All-State and 1st Team All-Tournament selection, Brandon Hughes led Manual in scoring in all 8 tournament games.  Willie Coleman was selected to the 2nd Team All-Tournament, and Coleman and Ivan Watson were given All-State honorable mention recognition.  Both were solid contributors at the state finals.   Playing an extremely challenging schedule (18 of the Rams’ opponents were ranked in their 6 respective states), they finished the season with a record of 27-6.