Officiating Indiana high school basketball for 43 years and a sports official for 50 years, he worked Indiana high school basketball games from 1971– 2013…  was the 2005 recipient of the IHSAA & NFOA Basketball Official of the Year recognition, the 2011 recipient of the IBCA Roy Gardner Award and 2013 recipient of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Center Circle Officials Award…  worked 38 sectionals, 26 regionals, six semi-states and three boys basketball state finals…  officiating career also included 15 seasons in men’s college basketball and 13 seasons of women’s college basketball…  also noted for his football officiating career, he is a retired National Football League head linesman of 25 years and recipient of the 2021 NFLRA “Referee of the Year” award.

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