Eddie was a fixture in women’s basketball during his 45-year officiating career. He has worked the IHSA state series, as well as NCAA Division I, II and III contests and at the pro-am level. Eddie also has a passion for mentoring younger officials, as he can still be seen on sidelines with his watchful eye. Palmer was inducted into the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Officials Association Hall of Fame. In the early 1970s, he coached at Holy Name Cathedral and earned the Golden Basketball Award. Palmer was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2017.