On Sunday, July 2, 2017, IHSA official Bill Laude was inducted into the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame
during a ceremony at the NFHS Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Laude is one of the most decorated officials in IHSA history. In his 50-year career he is one in a handful of officials to work state championships in three sports (Football, Basketball, Baseball), while
Below are photos from the event.
The photos from top to bottom include...
- Laude with the 2017 NFHS National High School Hall of Fame class (top)
- Laude speaking alongside the Hall of Fame class at an introductory press conference
- Laude and his family at the Hall of Fame ceremony
- Laude receiving his Hall of Fame plaque from NFHS Board President Gary Musselman (Kansas)
- Laude with IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson after being presented with his Hall of Fame medallion
- Laude chatting with attendees during an autograph session following the ceremony