Year Inducted: 1973
Schools / Organizations: Rockford High School
(Rockford) East High School
Biography: Jim Laude coached in the Rockford school system for 38 years before his retirement in 1963. Coach Laude’s teams won “Big Eight” conference championships, nine Regional championships, six Sectional championships, and were State Champions in 1939. During his coaching career at Rockford High School and Rockford East High School, he compiled a record of 457 wins against only 191 losses. He coached such standouts as Bill Erickson and Jim Laude, Jr.; his son.