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2023 Women’s Center Circle Officials Named

December 20, 2022

Greg ReeceNew Castle
Andy SimpsonCrown Point

(NEW CASTLE) – The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame recognizes two officials for their contribution as high school girls’ basketball officials as the 2023 Women’s Center Circle Officials Award winners.

Andy Simpson of Crown Point and Greg Reece of New Castle will be acknowledged for their officiating careers.

Andy Simpson has worked 34 sectionals, 18 regionals, 13 semi-states and 7 state finals.  He is a member of the Lake County Officials Association and has been an assigner, basketball chairman, member at large, Past President, and Secretary.  He also has served on the ISHOLA board since 2014, along with being a lead clinician and rules interpreter for the IHSAA.  He has worked the HOF Classic in 2010 and 2017.  Andy was awarded the Outstanding Girls’ Basketball Official of the Year in 2017 and the Outstanding Boys’ Basketball Official in 2020.  Andy works as a Golf Director at Sandy Pines Golf Club.

Greg Reece has worked 29 sectionals, 22 regionals, seven semi-states and three state finals (2005, 2010, 2013) in girls’ basketball, along with 22 boys’ sectionals and 12 boys’ regionals and three HOF Classics.  A member of Eastern Indiana Officials Association and IOA, he played tennis at New Castle H.S.  He retired as a manager in the office of the Auditor of the State of Indiana.

Center Circle Officials Award winners will be honored at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 21st  Women’s Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

The ceremony will take place at the Primo Banquet Hall, which is located on the south side of Indianapolis.  Tickets for the event will be available online soon.  Call the Hall at 765-529-1891 or email for more information.


Media – please note that selection as a Center Circle Officials Award member is not induction into the Hall of Fame.  Proper identification of recipients of the Center Circle Officials Award is “honorees” not “inductees”.