Norm left the University of Idaho in 194 7 after three highly successful years of varsity basketball and was a recipient of the Ron White award in 1947. While at Idaho he was student body President in 1946-47, elected to the Blue Key honorary, and the Silver Lance, and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Norm jumped right into coaching following his graduation from Idaho and coached at Tekoa high school from 194 7 through 1951. He joined the Utter Cadillac Co. sales force in 1951 and after a highly successful sales career, became the co-owner of the Bill Brown automobile agency in Spokane in 1967. He has served as president of the Spokane New Car Dealers Association and a board member of the Washington State dealers association.
Fredekind was very active in youth and civic affairs as he served on the Junior Achievement board of directors, Lilac Festival board, and was a prime fund raiser for the Boy Scouts of America. He served as president of the Lewis- Clark H.S. PTA, and has been active as a Vandal Booster leader in Spokane for years. He received the National Vandal Booster award and also served on the Alumni board of directors, Fredekind also served as president of the Central Lutheran Church board and is a board member of the Cd' A Homes Retirement Center.
The Fredekind family includes his wife, Rowena (Nordby) and son Richard and daughter Ann, both of whom graduated from the University of Idaho. The Fredekind family resides in Spokane.