Ken Rodermel

Year Inducted: 1987

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations: IHSA

Biography: When Ken worked the IBCA All-Star games in June of 1984, he completed game #2,593 in a career that spanned 34 seasons.  Ken was well-known for his officiating at the high school and college levels in the Freeport and Rockford areas.  Besides his referreeing duties, he served on many civic, service, youth, governmental and real estate groups.  Three times Ken officiated the IHSA Boys’ State Basketball Finals–1967, 1968 and 1972.  In 1972 he was on the floor for the first ever Class A championship game between Lawrenceville and (Mounds) Meridian.  Ken Rodermel died on February 26, 2014, just a few days from his 85th birthday.