Joe Fruend

Year Inducted: 1973

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations: The Harlem Globetrotters
Chicago Officials Association

Biography: Joe Fruend was one of the most popular officials ever to work in the state of Illinois.  His friendly, efficient, and firm manner of officiating was considered the standard by which other officials were rated during the 1950’s and ‘60’s.  Joe officiated for over 25 years at the high school level and appeared for several years with the Harlem Globe Trotters on tour.  He was a member of the Chicago Officials Association.  A Chicago resident, Joe passed away in 1970.