Personalities

Profiles and stories about officials and people close to officiating.

Personalities

Personalities
Profiles and stories about officials and people close to officiating.

Bobby Dibler’s Continuing Life Work

A boy with hoop dreams, the scope of which he could never have comprehended would one day come to fruition during those halcyon days...

Dale Scott Redemption

Half sleep-walking through darkness to the refrigerator in his Santo Domingo apartment in the dead of night in January 1986, all Dale Scott wanted...

Roger Ayers: Trials By Fire

With flames raging beyond a door he emotionally prepared to enter with his partner, Roger Ayers tightened his hands around the fire hose that was about to be activated...

Profile: NFL Referee Clete Blakeman

NFL referee Clete Blakeman lights up the room and the field. That’s what his crewmates say about him. Tripp Sutter, a Big Ten official,...

There Will Never be Another Red Cashion

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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 a...

Focus on the Future: Joan Powell

Joan Powell sees the scene, and in it, she sees something more. Volleyball courts, yes … they’re there, as far as the eye can see....

FIFA Referee Mark Geiger

By his own proud admission, the man is a nerd. Conjure images of that wisp of a kid you remember from high school who...

John Wooden: An Interview

You might wonder why a magazine for sports officials interviewed a coach, even one as legendary as John Wooden. Through our decades of experience,...
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Frank DeFord, Longtime Supporter of Sports Officials, Dies At 78

We at Referee magazine and the National Association of Sports Officials are much saddened by the passing of Frank DeFord. Frank received accolades, honors...

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