Welcome to the 2020 Season
I am honored to be President of the finest and most respected organization in the country.
This is a great organization due to its strong and quality based instructional program, along with experienced instructors and our many mentors. I want to thank all former/active NFL officials and all former/active Division 1, 2, and 3 officials who have taken the time to give back to the association by sharing their experiences and knowledge.
I welcome all returning officials. Your level of commitment to become a better official by attending meetings, reviewing film and rules study make this a strong association. Be proud of what you do and the time you devote to our avocation, it does make a difference.
I’d like to welcome all first-year officials. You will find it to be an exciting as well as a rewarding experience. This will be my 32nd year and I have had the honor and privilege of working with officials that have moved on to the NFL and Division 1, 2, and 3 College levels. Today, I have the pleasure of watching them work bowl games on TV. What I find most exciting is I have been on the field with two players that went on to win the Heisman Trophy.
This is a great fraternity and you will develop friendships that will last a lifetime. You can also work to become the mentor that others look up to, devoting important time to the game, passing along your knowledge to those that follow in our footsteps.
We face some challenges that all officiating associations across this country face, and I am confident that together we can overcome these challenges. I look forward to working with the committees, the executive board, and the board of directors in this upcoming season.
Feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, or ideas that could help our association.
Let’s have a great and, most importantly, a fun season!
President, San Diego County Officials Association