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07/26/17 – KHSAA To Host Officiate Kentucky Day This Saturday In Louisville

July 26, 2017 2017-2018 News Releases



The KHSAA will host the first-ever Officiate Kentucky Day on Saturday, July 29 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown in conjunction with the 2017 National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Annual Summit (July 30-August 1). More than 650 attendees will convene in Louisville for this one-day gathering designed to educate officials, exchange valuable information and celebrate their involvement in the industry.

Saturday’s festivities begin with an opening session at 8:30 a.m. with topical breakout sessions scheduled throughout the day, culminating with a closing session at 4:30 p.m. featuring Fox Sports Rules Analyst Mike Pereira as the keynote speaker. A full schedule of events can be found at; with a list of speakers and presenters available at

As part of the day’s activities, the KHSAA will conduct its annual Outstanding Official of the Year Awards program for the 2016-17 season. This year’s nominees in the sports or sport-activities in which the KHSAA licenses officials are:

Baseball — Bryan Hockman (Russellville), Kyle Maggard (Hazard), Randy Ross (Morehead)
Basketball — Molly Caldwell (Lexington), Kristie Combs (Hazard), Tim Trent (Pikeville), Barry Vincent (Bowling Green)
Competitive Cheer — Judy Lowry (Lexington), Ruth Sorace (Elizabethtown)
Field Hockey — Mary Brainard (Lexington), Craig Kalbfleisch (Louisville)
Football — Joe Ammerman (Cynthiana), Tyrone Fields (Whitesburg), Brian Taylor (Russell)
Soccer — Keith Green (Wingo), Eric Morwessel (Ft. Wright)
Softball — Mike Carby (Bowling Green), Chuck Standiford (Hopkinsville)
Swimming & Diving — Paul Dole (Corbin), Alan Hall (Russellville)
Track & Field/Cross Country — David Clark (Dry Ridge), Kenny Morton (Louisville)
Volleyball — Ben de Jesus (Lexington), Molly Gubser (Independence)
Wrestling — Mike Ford (Georgetown), Jason Sedoris (Louisville)
Larry G. Boucher, Jr. Supervisor of the Year — TBA

For more information on the NASO Annual Summit, visit


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 281 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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