Joe Thompson

Year Inducted: 2012

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations: IHSA

Biography: Joe had been an IHSA member official for 38 years at the time of his induction.  He has worked the state finals in girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, softball, and volleyball.  He was an official for the IHSA Girls’ Basketball State Finals in 1993, 1994, and 1995.  He worked the IHSA Boys’ Class AA State Finals in 2004 and 2005.  Joe worked 37 IHSA Regionals, 13 IHSA Sectionals and 5 IHSA Super-sectionals in girls’ basketball.  On the boys’ side, he has officiated 51 IHSA Regionals, 18 IHSA Sectionals, and 5 IHSA Super-sectionals.