Year Inducted: 1973
Schools / Organizations: The Big Ten Conference
The University of Illinois
Biography: 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. Joe passed away in 2001.