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07/29/17 – KHSAA Recognizes Top Officials During Officiate Kentucky Day

July 29, 2017 2017-2018 News Releases



With nearly 700 officials in attendance for the first-ever Officiate Kentucky Day, the KHSAA honored its top officials of the 2016-17 season during the day’s festivities at the Marriott Louisville Downtown. The top officials for each sport or sport-activity the Association licenses officials were honored as part of the annual officials recognition program during a luncheon on Saturday.

This year’s nominees and winners (in bold) for the 2016-17 season are:

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

In addition, Brian Taylor was presented an NASO Good Call Award for his role in the 2016 6A football championship game. Following Officiate Kentucky Day, the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) will host its Annual Summit (July 30-August 1) at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.


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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