Information Update 3/28/19

Information Update from Steve Coover

New Contract Signed – The board approved a new 3-year contract last night:


Varsity $81 referee - $79 all others

JV/Frosh $69 referee - $68 all others


Varsity $83 referee - $81 all others

JV/Frosh $71 referee - $70 all others


Varsity $85 referee - $83 all others

JV/Frosh $73 referee - $72 all others

New Crew Chiefs and Developmental Crew Chiefs Selected – There were 4 openings for crew chiefs due to Jeff Phillips, Jay Drewry and Earl Totty stepping down this year plus the addition of one new crew.  The Crew Chief Selection Committee (Robin House, Mike Andrews, Dave Garza, Mike Downing, Earl Totty, Brian Bortness) presented the new crew chiefs and developmental officials to the board.  The board approved new crew chiefs: Bill Hammett, Clay Reynard, Matt Starr and Mitch Villalpando.  Our developmental crew chiefs are: Scott Carroll, Mark Halby, Gerry Burgos, and Michael Harvey.

Save the Date(s) Saturday June 22 at La Costa Canyon and Sunday June 23 at USD  – The SDCFOA will be sponsoring two clinics this year.  The cost of attending any clinic these days can be well over $1,000.  The SDCFOA believes that high school officials should get the benefit of a professional clinic for free!  You will not be paid for attending, but this year’s clinic mentors are scheduled to include:

NFL - Mike and Don Carey, Ed Hochuli, Garth DeFelice, Tim Podraza,

BIG12 -Scott Reilly, Marlow Fitzgerald,

PAC 12 – Mike Mothershed, Jon Stabile, Mike Weseloh, Chris Wiggins, Clay Reynard Jr.,

Mountain West - Bill Bishop, Steve Hoslett,

Big Sky - Kevin Rathbun,

GNAC - Brad Yosick, John Isham

We will be enrolling immediately after the June 8th Draft.  We will be giving priority to officials who sign up as a crew.  That is why it is important for all officials to save the date now! 

April 5th NFF Award Dinner Honoring Tim Podraza – Last reminder to get your tickets for the National Football Foundation Award Dinner honoring our own Tim Podraza!  Call or email Jennifer Bower for tickets at (510) 329-4744 or at

All Officials are Draft Eligible…You Just Need to Pay Your Dues! – The board approved all requests for 1-year waivers last night.  As of today, all officials are eligible for the draft (although a few have asked not to be drafted).  If you do not want to be drafted please let Tom Ables know ( otherwise you’re on the list. Pay your dues now as the June 8th draft is fast approaching!  PS – All successful 1st year officials will move to the 2nd year class and are not eligible for the draft.  And any official who didn’t complete the 2nd year class is also not eligible.  Any questions, call Steve Coover at

Requirements for 2019 Playoff Assignments – This won’t affect many officials but the board has added this requirement for playoff assignments:  In order to be eligible for the 2020 draft and not lose game assignments (including 2019 playoffs), all members must attend nine(9) meetings (including your Position Clinic) and pass both the Rules Exam and Mechanics Exam.  Any exceptions must have Board approval.

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