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Officiate Kentucky Day – Speakers

July 18, 2017 Officiate Kentucky Day 2017


Keith Alexander
LHSAA Assistant Executive Director
Assistant Executive Director of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Director of officials responsible for cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, powerlifting and sports medicine. Officiated 10 years of high school football including Arkansas 4A state finals in 2004, six years of NCAA Division II football, 18 years of high school basketball with several state championship appearances
Charles Breithaupt
University Interscholastic League, Executive Director
Executive Director of the University Interscholastic League (UIL); oversees 1500 high schools and 30,000 coaches. Previously coached high school football, basketball, baseball and cross-country; named coach of the year nine times; inducted into Texas high school basketball hall of fame in 2003 and the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in 2014
Don Collins
Commissioner of the San Francisco Section of the CIF
California Interscholastic Federation, San Francisco Section commissioner, Member Information and Consultation Program, Referee, NASO and NASO Association Advantage contributor, longtime track and field, and basketball official, longtime lawyer, former NASO board member (2011-14), 2016 Mel Narol Medallion award recipient
Butch Cope
Associate Commissioner, KHSAA
KHSAA Associate Commissioner. Supervisor of Officials, Officials Division Supervisor and Policy Board Liaison, Middle School Coordinator, HYPE Student Leadership Conference, Ruling officer for several KHSAA bylaws, Primary Sports and Sports Activity Event Contact and Playing Rules Interpreter for Volleyball, Baseball, Competitive Cheer, Dance
Margaret Domka
Education Director and Soccer Editor
Former Professional Referee Organization (PRO), National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and FIFA referee, selected as the only U.S. referee for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, worked the 2012 and 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, former FIFA assistant referee
Donnie Eppley
Associate Executive Director
International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. (IAABO) associate executive director, working with the executive director developing educational programs for both beginning and veteran officials, NCAAM D-I basketball official, officiating in 11 conferences (primarily in the Big Ten and Mid-American conferences), eight NCAA tournament assignments, high school basketball supervisor, assigning more than 40 high schools in central Pennsylvania, small college basketball assigner of more than 35 D-III colleges and universities, served more than 20 years in the U.S. Army
Alan Goldberger
Sports law-focused attorney and recognized legal authority for game officials; author of “Sports Officiating: A Legal Guide”; professional speaker; Referee Magazine and NASO writer and contributor; official for over 30 years; former NCAA D-I basketball official, college baseball umpire, and high school football official; counsel to International Association of Approved Basketball Officials; special counsel to local, state and national officiating associations and sports governing bodies; frequent speaker and consultant to organizations including NASO, IAABO, PAVO, CBOA , US Lacrosse, Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey, and state high school athletic associations, colleges, universities, and school districts
Scott Green
NFLRA Executive Director
NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) executive director, retired NFL official, officiated three Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII and XLIV), former NFLRA president (2008-13), NASO board member
Tom Lopes
IAABO Executive Director
International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Inc. (IAABO) executive director, former coordinator of officials for the Northeast Conference, former high school and NCAAM basketball official, officiated 20 consecutive NCAAM D-I tournaments and three NCAAM Final Fours, 1997 Naismith Men’s College Basketball Official of the Year winner, former Collegiate Basketball Officials Association executive director, retired educator and administrator
Barry Mano
NASO Founder and President
Referee chief strategy officer, Referee magazine founder (1975) and publisher, National Association of Sports Officials founder (1980) and president, former 23-year basketball official, who worked nine seasons at the NCAAM D-I level, a renowned public speaker and media guest on issues important to the officiating industry, Officiating Development Alliance (ODA) and Officiating Commentators Alliance (OCA) member
John McGrath
NFL Replay Official
NFL replay official, former NFL official (2002-2016) having worked as a head linesman, had officiated in multiple NFL playoff games, including Super Bowl XLIV, 2002 Kentucky High School Officiating Hall of Fame inductee, former college football official, officiated 10 Bowl games, You Make the Call Transportation Inc. (Louisville, Ky.) co-owner
Mike Pereira
Fox Sports Rules Analyst
Fox Sports rules analyst for network’s NFL and NCAA coverage, Chief Zebra Productions Inc. president, Battlefield to Ballfields founder and president (a non-profit foundation that awards scholarships to Veterans of the Armed Forces to become sports officials in their communities), former NFL vice president of officiating (2001-10) where he appeared on NFL Network show, NFL Total Access during the “Official Review” segment, former NFL supervisor and Western Athletic Conference supervisor of officials, retired NFL and NCAA D-I football official, officiated eight college bowl games, former Officiating Development Alliance member, Officiating Commentators Alliance member, NASO vice-chair
Joan Powell
Pac-12 Coordinator of Women’s Volleyball Officials
Pac-12 Conference coordinator of women’s volleyball officiating, former NCAA national coordinator of volleyball officials, former Professional Association of Volleyball Officials president, team leader for the U.S. women’s national team competing at World Grand Prix and the Olympics in 2008, more than 20 years as a USA Volleyball national official and more than 30 years as a collegiate national official, has officiated numerous NCAA semifinal and final matches, former Coronado (Colo.) High School head volleyball coach, former NASO board member (2001-05 and 2011-15), Officiating Development Alliance member
Sandra Serafini
PRO Strategic Initiatives Manager and Development Group of Officials Co-Manager
Professional Referee Organization (PRO) strategic initiatives manager, PRO’s development group of officials co-manager, former FIFA referee (2006-09), USSF and NISOA soccer referee, having officiated extensively in the U.S. and oversees, including international events in North America, Europe and Asia and multiple NCAA Final Fours, national referee coach for USSF and a CONCACAF assessor and instructor, doctorate in speech and hearing/neuroscience from the University of Washington, NASO Board chair
Todd Stordahl
WOA Executive Director
Washington Officials Association (WOA) executive director, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) production coordinator (1999 -2000), became officials’ coordinator in 2000, commissioner of WOA when it became independent of the WIAA in 2002, former high school basketball coach and basketball official (2001-08), certified athletic administrator, NASO board member
Mary Struckhoff
Senior Associate Athletic Director
Transylvania University Senior Associate Director of Athletics, More than 30 years in athletic administration having background in coaching, officiating and administration at the high school, collegiate and professional levels, former National Coordinator of Womens Basketball Officiating following 20-year on court career in Division I, II and III, USA Basketball, American Basketball League and multiple high school associations, former NFHS staff supervising basketball and softball on national level, former staff of Illinois High School Association, independent business owner
Julian Tackett
KHSAA Commissioner
KHSAA Commissioner, former NFHS Baseball Rules Committee member and NFHS Football Rules Committee chair, current NFHS Football and Basketball Rules Committee member, previously KHSAA executive assistant commissioner, in charge of championship event sites and alignments, former high school and college football and basketball official of more than 20 years in multiple conferences, involved in high school sports medicine and technology initiatives, NASO board member
Bill Topp
Chief Operating Officer/Executive Editor
Chief Operating Officer/Executive Editor, Referee Magazine/National Association of Sports Officials, former high school and small college football official, former NCAA DI and high school baseball umpire, former small college and high school basketball official, Officiating Development Alliance member
Julie Voeck
PAVO and USA Volleyball National Referee and PAVO President
Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO) president, USA Volleyball and PAVO national referee, Badger Region Volleyball Association commissioner and president, NASO board member
Debbie Williamson
Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officials AAC, A-10, Big East, MAAC
Coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the American Athletic, Atlantic 10, Big East, Metro Atlantic Athletic conferences, former NCAA national coordinator of women’s basketball officiating, former NCAAW basketball secretary-rules editor, former collegiate basketball coach, administrator, instructor, official and student-athlete, doctorate of education from the University of Houston in 2000, NASO board member
Matt Young
KHSAA Assigning Secretary, OVC Coordinator of Football Officials
KHSAA Assigning Secretary for 9th region football and basketball, Coordinator of Football Officiating for the Ohio Valley Conference, completed ten seasons as a referee in the OVC, seven FCS post season assignments including the 2009 FCS National Championship game, formerly worked in the Mid-South Conference NAIA, af2, and supplementally in the SunBelt Conference, two KHSAA state football championships in 1999 and 2006, over 40 KHSAA post season assignments in football, KHSAA Football Official of the Year in 2006, formerly officiated KHSAA basketball and umpired baseball in the 8th region, Rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Newport, KY, Chaplain, Newport Fire/EMS Department


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