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Referee Gets Creative to Fight Cancer

Lou Levine always teased one of his friends about his friend’s thick nest of black hair. Before the start of the basketball season...

5 Minutes with Karen Preato

Hometown: Greensboro, N.C. Experience: Started officiating at the college level in 1998 and entered the D-I ranks in 2003. Currently works in the Atlantic 10,...

5 Minutes with J.D. Collins

Hometown: Hartford City, Ind. Experience: NCAA national coordinator of men’s basketball officiating; former coordinator of officials for the Mid-American Conference and Summit League; former...

Officiating is a Family Affair

Nestled between the San Diego Bay and the scenic splendor of the coastal mountain foothills in Southern California are the sprawling sun-kissed expanses...

Coach ‘Em Up

By Tom Schreck Experienced officials are often asked to mentor men and women who are just beginning a career in officiating. It can be...

All Eyes Are On You

There are close plays all over a baseball field and in every game. Half-steppers at first base. Fingertips on stolen base attempts. Pitches...

Game-Time Decisions

By Rick Woelfel Watching an NCAA Division I crew at work is akin to attending an umpiring seminar. I was afforded that opportunity in...

When Are You In Charge?

The NFHS strives for consistency among all the sports for which it writes rules. The jurisdiction of officials has come under recent scrutiny...

2016-17 National Hockey League Roster

Referees 2 Jon McIsacc, Truro, Nova Scotia, 2013 3 Mike Leggo North Bay, Ontario, 1998 4 Wes McCauley Georgetown, Ontario, 2003 5 Chris Rooney Boston, 2000 6 Francis Charron Ottawa Ontario, 2010 7 Garrett...

Unexpected Calls Require Strong Voice, Signals

We are all taught early in our umpire training that some plays will occur that need to be sold harder than others. The...

2016-17 National Basketball Association Roster

Referees 3 Nick Buchert Smithfield, Ky., 6 4 Sean Wright Dacula, Ga., 11 5 Kane Fitzgerald Toms River, N.J., 7 6 Tony Brown Atlanta, 14 7 Lauren Holtkamp Scottdale, Ga., 2 8 Marc Davis Chicago,...

2017 Minor League Baseball Roster

Arizona Fall League Ryan Additon Davie, Fla. Ramon De Jesus Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Travis Eggert Pine, Ariz. John Libka Port Huron, Mich. Shane Livensparger Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Nicholas Mahrley Phoenix Gabriel Morales Livermore, Calif. Roberto Ortiz Hopkinsville, Ky. Garrett...

2016-17 National Basketball Association G-League Roster

67 Reynaldo Acosta Orlando, Fla., 5 24 Brandon Adair Virginia Beach, Va., 3 28 Nate Anderson Brooklyn, N.Y., R 13 Steve Anderson Orlando, Fla., NBA 18 Isaac Barnett Richmond, Va., 4 32 Jacob...

2016-17 National Football League (NFL) Officiating Roster

122 Brad Allen Lumberton, N.C., 311 Fred Bryan South Minneapolis, Minn., 8 48 Jim Mello North Andover, Mass., 13 100 Tom Symonette Windermere, Fla., 13 97 Tom Hill Hackettstown, N.J., 18 118...

2016 Fédération Internationale de Football Association Roster

Referees / Int’l Since Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Ontario) 2014 Mathieu Bourdeau (Quebec) 2015 Carol Anne Chenard (Ontario) 2006 Sheena Dickson (Alberta) 2013 Margaret Domka (Wis.) 2007 Mark Geiger (N.J.) 2008 David...

2016 Major League Soccer Roster

Referees Fotis Bazakos Minnesota, 2012 Allen Chapman Utah, 2012 Ismail Elfath Texas, 2012 Drew Fischer Alberta, 2012 Geoff Gamble Ontario, 2012 David Gantar Alberta, 2010 Mark Geiger New Jersey, 2004 Jorge Gonzalez New York, 2006 Hilario Grajeda Ohio, 2004 Juan Guzman California, 2011 Edvin...

2016 Arena Football League Roster

8  Tom McCabe Algonquin, Ill.; R 13  Ken Leffle Oakley, Calif.; HL 14  John Drayton Jacksonville, Fla.; HL 15  Rod Ammari Fullerton, Calif.; LJ 16  Mike Chase Chandler, Ariz.; HL 20  Riley Johnson Seneca,...

2016 Women’s National Basketball Association Roster

4 Sue Blauch, 17 5 Natalie Sago, R 8 Daryl Humphrey, 19 14 JB DeRosa, R 15 Fatou Cissoko-Stephens, 1 16 Isaac Barnett, R 17 Byron Jarrett, R 18 Kurt...

2016 National Pro Fastpitch Roster

Marty Abezetian Park Ridge, Ill. Emerus Addison Greenville, Miss. Ron Alexander Madison, Ala. Peter Blair Lake in the Hills, Ill. Leah Bowen San Antonio, Texas Danny Bowman Lone Oak, Texas Mike Brewer Milwaukee, Wis. Jeffrey Brice Gilberts, Ill. Donald...

2016 Major League Baseball Umpire Roster

12 Gerry Davis Appleton, Wis., 1985 34 Sam Holbrook Lexington, Ky., 1998 30 Rob Drake Phoenix, 2010 Triple-A Call Up Umpire 32 Dana DeMuth Gilbert, Ariz., 1985 53 Greg Gibson Catlettsburg, Ky., 1999 15...

Set the Table

For years, we’ve never really acknowledged the importance of the scorer as an integral part of a volleyball officiating crew. It seems there...

#RefereeRecruit

If you had to sell officiating in 140 characters or less, what would you say? “If you want to do something unique that sets you...

Solid Stance: Gerry Davis Profile

The honor hardly could be more fitting. OK, perhaps having a behind-the-plate stance named after you — as Gerry Davis does — isn’t technically...

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