Joliet Central High School Athletics will honor Central Boys Basketball Coach Larry Thompson for winning his 300th game as a head boys varsity basketball coach on February 21, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. prior to the Central v. West Varsity Boys Basketball Game at Joliet Central High School. Tickets for this game are pre-sale only. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Thompson spent the beginning of his coaching career as the Cross-Country Head Coach at Lockport High School for a total of 13 seasons, with notable successes including finishing third in State in 1995, first in State in 1996 and 1997, and fourth in State in 1998. He made his transition into coaching basketball while in Lockport and served as the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Lockport High School for 16 seasons, spanning from November 1999 to March 2015. Joliet Central High School welcomed Coach Thompson back to Joliet in November 2016. Thompson is a 1977 grad of the now closed Joliet East High School.