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04/13/16 – KHSAA Announces Official Of The Year Nominees

April 13, 2016 2015-2016 News Releases



The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2016 on May 1st at the Association’s 23rd Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the 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 will be 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. The Association will also present the annual Larry G. Boucher Jr. Supervisor of the Year Award during the ceremony.

Outstanding Official Nominees
BASEBALL – Paul Schardein (Louisville), Chris Minter (Richmond), Creal Waddell (Bowling Green)
BASKETBALL – Romonte Dishman (Louisville), Molly Caldwell (Lexington), Jim Cecil (Pikeville), Harold Byrd (Mount Washington)
COMPETITIVE CHEER – Gayle Trame (Taylor Mill), Dewana Warrix (Lexington)
FIELD HOCKEY – Mary Brainard (Lexington), Yaphet Edghill (Louisville)
FOOTBALL – Jim Cecil (Pikeville), Jim Gutterman (Louisville), Joe Lewis (Paducah)
SOCCER – Keith Green (Wingo), Paul Terry (Bowling Green)
SOFTBALL – Pete Runyon (Pinsonfork), Steve Chasteen (Cynthiana)
SWIMMING & DIVING – Ray Stoess (Louisville), Mike Zehnder (Louisville)
TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY – Kathy Johnston (Lexington), David Clark (Dry Ridge)
VOLLEYBALL – Scott Wehr (Buckner), Jimmy Beckett (Georgetown)
WRESTLING – Allen Dennison (Rineyville), Garrett Pikul (Louisville)


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.


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