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04/16/19 – Official of the Year Candidates Announced

April 16, 2019 2018-2019 News Releases



The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2019 on April 28th at the Association’s 26th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport in which the KHSAA licenses officials. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with the program scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Finalists in each sport were selected through a combination of 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 – Robert Bauer (Cave City), Terry Carter (Madisonville), Carl Johnson (Metropolis, Ill.)
BASKETBALL – Kristi Eller (Louisville), Jeremy Grantham (Boaz), Nathan Sutton (South Shore), Mike Webster (Lexington)
FIELD HOCKEY – Bob Boden (Louisville), Caitlin Maguire (Louisville)
FOOTBALL – Jeff Ely (Corbin), Ron Hill (Louisville), Corky Morse (Radcliff)
SOCCER – Jordan Barker (Morehead), Jarod Howard (Crestwood)
SOFTBALL – John Bloomer (Louisville), Kevin Rengering (Erlanger)
SWIMMING & DIVING – Paul Dole (Corbin), Joseph Phillips (Russell Springs)
TRACK & FIELD – Vicki Rowland (Murray), Bill Smith (Lawrenceburg)
VOLLEYBALL – Dave Anderson (Grayson), Angela Hummeldorf (Independence)
WRESTLING – Brett Branson (Cincinnati, Ohio), Garrett Pikul (Taylorsville)


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 280 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 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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