HOOP HISTORIANS
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   MEET THE HOOP HISTORIANS
   
 

  JOE SPAGNOLO

Residence:   Lombard, Illinois
Birthday:  February 24
Final Fours Attended: (22) -- 1992, 1997-2017

Charter Member of the Hoop Historians since 1999

 
  
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Joe is the Executive Director of the Hoop Historians responsible for the day-to-day operations of the group.  A coach, official and athletic administrator for over 30 years, Spagnolo is the tournament manager of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic in suburban Chicago.  Joe was the director of the prestigious Proviso West Holiday Basketball Tournament for parts of four decades, and was selected to the event's All-Time All-Tournament Team in 2000, which included the likes of Kevin Garnett, Isiah Thomas and Doc Rivers.  "Spags" coached five different sports at his alma mater and coached athletes there that would later play in the NBA, the NFL and in Minor League Baseball.  Joe is a certified basketball official and state clinician for the Illinois High School Association and an Observer in the Big East Conference for womens' basketball.  He has served as the President of the Athletic Officials Association Basketball Division and Vice-President of the Inter-Athletic Council of Officials.  Spagnolo is also the courtside statistician for mens' and womens' basketball games at De Paul University.  For his many endeavors, he was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010.


Click Here for Joe Spagnolo's NCAA Tournament Game Log


 

 

  
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Hoop Historians Biographies:    Fred Allman - Guy Baldwin - Steve Bennett - Al Benninger - Brian Burmeister - Judi Caldwell - Bill Carsley - Hersh Cherson - Dave DeGrace - Dennis DeGraff - Matt DeGraff - Gary DePerry - Cal Dilworth - Joe Flaherty - David Fray - Don Fromknecht - Michael Gant - John Genova - Carrie Gibbons - Mike Gibbons - Jim Harrick - Billy T Haynes - Bob Hutchings - Pat Irvine - Bill Jauss - Mike Johnson - Jim Jorgensen - Mike Kerry - Dorothy Kim - Surl Kim - Neil King - Joseph Klebon - Les Lombardi - Joseph Lyons - Don MacKay - Joe Makowski - Martin Makowski - Jim Martin - David Mateer - John Mayberry - John McCann - John P McCann - Kevin McCann - Dennis Mishko - Dennis Mishko Jr - Jillian Mishko - Samantha Mishko - Ted Murphy - Steve Newhouse - Ron Newton - Marianne Parrillo - Bren Petar - Ted Reineking - Jimmy Rogers - Mike Rossman - Al Sack - Darren Sack - Rick Schabowski - Larry Seitlin - Joe Spagnolo - Bob Stan - Tom Tallarito - Rose Tate - John Tierney - Dick Triptow - Vern Vegso - Jerry Wainwright - Gordon Welch - Frank Wilson - Bruce Ziemer