04/10/14 – KHSAA Announces Official of the Year Nominees For 2013-14

April 10, 2014 2013-2014 News Releases


On May 4, the KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2014 at the Association’s 21st Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport in which the KHSAA licenses officials.

Finalists in each sport were selected through a combination of their service to their association and excellence in officiating. One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation for their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state

Outstanding Official Nominees

BASEBALL – Harvey Baxter (Richmond), Jimmy Guerra (Fort Thomas), Chad Hasch (Shepherdsville)

BASKETBALL – Rick Browning (Louisville), Michael Pangallo (Alexandria), David Smithmier (Paducah), Jason Wilkins (Central City)

CHEER – Suzy Edmister (Richmond), Kris Alderman (Morehead)

FOOTBALL – Steve Coleman (Louisville), Terry Flener (Horse Branch), Orvil Renner (Mount Vernon)

SOCCER – Sam Brooks (Lexington), Athanasios Mastoroudis (Sonora)

SOFTBALL – Lester Collins (Elizabethtown), Tim Fries (Louisville)

SWIMMING & DIVING – Kim Oatman (Paducah), Fred Waits (Shelbyville)

TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY – Roland Dale (Shelbyville), Tim King (Falmouth)

VOLLEYBALL – Adell Kemper (Frankfort), Betsy Teer (Henderson)

WRESTLING – Jacob Ragsdale (Louisville), Cody Walls (Princeton)



About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 40 state championships in 12 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

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