04/26/15 – KHSAA Celebrates Top Officials At Annual Banquet

April 26, 2015 2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2015

The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2015 at the Association’s 22nd Annual Officials Recognition Banquet on Sunday, April 26. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, recognized the official of the year finalists for each sport or sport-activity 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 was named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state.

Outstanding Official Nominees (winners listed in bold)
BASEBALL – Don Carroll (Henderson), Tony Gray (Danville), Tommy Morgan (Paducah)
BASKETBALL – Clayton Brooks (Paris), Romonte Dishman (Louisville), Bobby Hall (Raceland), Glenn Spalding (Bardstown)
COMPETITIVE CHEER – Heather Cavitt (Owensboro), Mari Jones (Nicholasville)
FIELD HOCKEY – Kelly Setser (Louisville), Suzie Stammer (Lexington)
FOOTBALL – Steve Fromeyer (Ft. Wright), Carl McGlone (Grayson), Pete Runyon (Pinsonfork)
SOCCER – Robin Joska (Owensboro), B.J. Hall-Volpenhein (Wilmore)
SOFTBALL – Jason Alexander (Glasgow), Alfred Williams (Providence)
SWIMMING & DIVING – Kent Pleasants (Lexington), Cathy Waits (Shelbyville)
TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY – Randy Crist (Wilmore), Roland Dale (Shelbyville)
VOLLEYBALL – Brian Belcher (Owensboro), Brittney Branham (Sidney)
WRESTLING – Allen Dennison (Rineyville), Robby Johnson (Cincinnati, OH)
SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR (Larry G. Boucher, Jr. Award) – Clarence Coleman (Louisville)

– KHSAA –

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 43 state championships in 13 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.