IBCA Hall of Fame

Joe Frank

Name: Joe Frank

Year Inducted: 1973

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations:
The Big Ten Conference
The University of Illinois



Joe Frank is one of the stalwarts who have made the state tournament the great event that it has become.  For 6 years, Joe officiated six state finals.  A graduate and three year letterman at the University of Illinois, Joe officiated in high school and small college basketball for over 20 years.  He served the IHSA as a basketball rules’ interpreter for 10 years.  At the time of his 1973 induction, Joe was working with the Big 10 Conference as an observer of officials for his alma mater.