Ray Gapinski

Year Inducted: 1987

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations: IHSA

Biography: Ray Gapinski pounded the hardwood floors of the state’s high schools for 27 seasons as an IHSA official.  He whistled games for the Big Eight Conference, the Upstate Eight Conference, North Central Conference, Little Ten Conference and the Tri-County Conference.  He worked the Kankakee Holiday Tournament, the Rockford Guilford Classic, the Rockford Holiday Tournament, and the St. Bede Holiday Tournament.  He officiated IHSA Regionals at Rockford, Kankakee, and East Peoria.  Ray Gapinski died on April 22, 2005 at the age of 83.