Mineral Point Superintendent Luke Francois, Ed.D. has been named a recipient of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Tribute Award.

He will receive this honor at the Hall of Fame banquet Saturday, September 29 at The Wilderness in Wisconsin Dells.

The Tribute Award is presented to “someone who has done a great deal of work for basketball” and honors lifetime excellence supporting the game of basketball in ways other than, or in addition to, coaching, playing, or reffing.

Prior to becoming Mineral Point’s Superintendent in 2011, Francois was the Middleton High School Athletic Director from 2004-2011, a Certified Master Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, President of the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association, and was the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association President-Elect.

Most recently, Francois completed a three-year term on the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control where he attempted to address competitive equity issues, specifically regarding the sport of basketball. In addition, he championed a proposed shot clock addition.

Francois is receiving this honor due in part to his work while on the WIAA Board of Control, but also “due to his outstanding work in Wisconsin as a superintendent and the accolades he has received as such.”

Francois will have his name on a wall in the Hall of Fame and Basketball Museum at JustAGame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells.