The San Diego County Athletic Officials Association was created in 1915 to provide officials for High School and small college sports. The Association would later break up into individual Associations for each sport, creating the San Diego County Football Officials Association.
For several years, the SDCFOA was affiliated with the Southern California Football Officials Association for Instructional Program purposes. In 1960, it was felt that the Instructional Program might be better organized and conducted if it were handled locally. It would also be financially beneficial since SDCFOA was paying SCFOA for materials.
In 1974, the Board of Directors decided to form crews for Varsity games. For the first few years, the crews were assigned by a committee of the Board and then the idea for a crew draft came about. Every June a crew draft is held with each crew chief selecting his own 5-man crew for that year.
Association membership has grown over the years from about 100 in the mid-70s to the approximately 325 we have now. We’ve grown to 37 crews and now service 100+ high schools.