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04/28/19 – Official of the Year Winners Announced

April 28, 2019 2018-2019 News Releases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2019

The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2019 during the Association’s 26th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet today at the Association’s headquarters. The ceremony recognized the finalists for each sport or sport-activity in which the KHSAA licenses officials, as well as the Larry G. Boucher Jr. Supervisor of the Year.

Finalists in each sport were selected through a combination of 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. The Association also presented the annual Larry G. Boucher Jr. Supervisor of the Year Award during the ceremony.

Outstanding Official Nominees (winners listed first)
BASEBALL – Terry Carter (Madisonville), Robert Bauer (Cave City), Carl Johnson (Metropolis, Ill.)
BASKETBALL – Jeremy Grantham (Boaz), Kristi Eller (Louisville), Nathan Sutton (South Shore), Mike Webster (Lexington)
FIELD HOCKEY – Bob Boden (Louisville), Caitlin Maguire (Louisville)
FOOTBALL – Ron Hill (Louisville), Jeff Ely (Corbin), 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 – Angela Hummeldorf (Independence), Dave Anderson (Grayson)
WRESTLING – Garrett Pikul (Taylorsville), Brett Branson (Cincinnati, Ohio)
LARRY G. BOUCHER JR. SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR – Phil Burkeen

– 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 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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