Joe Fritsch

Year Inducted: 2020

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations: IHSA

Biography: Joe’s name became synonymous with high school basketball officiating in the Chicago area. His 41-year officiating career saw him work 11 IHSA Sectionals, 5 IHSA Super-sectionals and numerous regionals and holiday tournaments. He also has been on the officiating crew for three IHSA Girls’ State Tournaments.  Joe worked the girls state finals in 2004, 2005 and 2007 at Redbird Arena. His distinguished career earned him induction into the Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2019.