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Milan vs. Muncie

Milan High School’s Bobby Plump faked left, dribbled to his right, then pulled up and took a jump shot from the free-throw line with...

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 a...

#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 apart,...

Q&A with Dr. Karissa Niehoff

Dr. Karissa Niehoff needed no prompting to address the elephant in the room. “We’re definitely supportive of the great work that our officials are doing,...

FROM THE CHAIR Leadership Is a Privilege

"Leader-ship is a privilege” are words I heard from U.S. Army four-star General Robert W. Cone. Bob Cone is my friend. I met him after...

Why We Officiate

1. Camaraderie The fellowship and humor officials share with one another are incomparable. 2. Boos There’s nothing like fans booing when you have the silent satisfaction of...

Aweigh Games

Michael Kennedy suddenly found himself in a predicament that was not of his own making. A 15-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Kennedy, who holds...

Try Angles

There is one thing I find more important than all others in getting my calls on the field and on the court correct: the...

Officials Who Coach

We start with my story. I was officiating with a rookie partner (who had great potential) on a middle school championship basketball game. Perfect pairing...

Follow My Lead

By Jason Palmer Taking a page out of corporate America's playbook in a bold, aggressive step to mitigate the officials shortage in the state, Oregon...

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