Service Awards Highlight Officials Banquet
Nine contest officials with a combined total of 332 years’ experience were recognized to highlight the 14th annual AHSAA Officials Awards Banquet held this year at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Convention Center.
Montgomery’s Max Bowdoin, with 54 years in officiating, headlined the group that included Davis Bazzell, Montgomery (31 years); Larry Grissom, Muscle Shoals (37); Eunice Knight, Dothan (33); Bobby Cooper, Gadsden (41); Hob Armstrong, Albertville (31); Chuck Mason, Mobile (33); Ollie Mingo, Prichard (38) and Ernest Shears, Selma (34).
Each one received a plaque for Distinguished Service presented by AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese, Associate Executive Director Joe Evans and Director of Officials Greg Brewer.
Longtime NFL Official Ronnie Baynes, a Talladega High School product who came up through the high school ranks in Alabama to become the NFL’s Supervisor of Officials, was the banquet’s keynote speaker.
Also honored were the 2010-11 State Officials of the Year as selected by the AHSAA’s officiating directors, District Officials of the Year and all officials who officiated in AHSAA state championship events during the past school year.
Seven of the 225 officials selected for state championship events worked two different sports championships: Eddie Newell (football, softball); Andy Latham (softball, volleyball); Sonny Jackson (basketball, softball); Sonja Hard (basketball, volleyball); Stan Dixon (football, basketball); Veronica Campbell (softball, volleyball); and Doug Baxter (baseball, wrestling).
The honored officials for 2010-11:
State Officials of the Year
Baseball: C. J. Burdette, Birmingham; Basketball: Marshall Davis, McIntosh; Football: Randy Mummert, Decatur; Soccer: Doug Nelson, Montgomery; Softball: Henry Halbert, Tuscaloosa; Track: Bob Lambert, Troy; Volleyball: Kathy Odom, Boaz; Wrestling: Ken Nixon, Montgomery.
District Officials of the Year
Baseball: Oscar Powell; Basketball: Marshall Davis; Football: Robbie Hunt; Soccer: Dan Alidor; Softball: Michael Newberry; Track: Lemuel Rich; Volleyball: Jeannette Mangham.
Baseball: Jody Dorrill; Basketball: Sam Gipson; Football: Cleveland Gavin; Soccer: Sean Fernandes;
Softball: Chris Kaminsky; Track: Bob Lambert; Volleyball: Athena Metcalf.
Baseball: Tony Harris; Basketball: William Taylor; Football: Bill Roberts; Softball: Charles Reed; Track: Tim McDonough; Volleyball: Dawn Dismukes; Wrestling: Ken Nixon.
Baseball: Don McNabb; Basketball: Parrish Bowlin; Football: Greg Kosloff; Soccer: Doug Nelson;
Softball: Henry Halbert; Track: John Solomon; Volleyball: Walter Kolis.
Baseball: Barry Ragsdale; Basketball: Brian Hagedorn; Football: Greg Bearden;
Softball: Henry Fountain; Volleyball: Kathy Odom; Wrestling: Brad Bentley.
Baseball: C. J. Burdette; Basketball: Bobby Stewart; Football: Steve Newton; Soccer: Ted Wiggins;
Softball: Veronica Campbell; Track: Jim Pugh; Volleyball: Teresa McGinnis; Wrestling: Trent Williamson.
Baseball: Larry Bradford; Basketball: Allen Cone; Football: Will Rasely; Soccer: Charles Stanley; Softball: Greg Hill; Volleyball: Jill Harbin; Wrestling: Anthony Adams.
Baseball: Bruno Black; Basketball: Mark Dearen; Football: Randy Mummert; Soccer: Pat Miller;
Softball: Mark Carruth; Volleyball: Anthony Gunn.
State Championship Contest Officials
Doug Baxter; Bruno Black; Butch Brackin; C.J. Burdette; Brandon Folks; Jesse Foster; Patrick Harris;
Gary Haynes; Chuck Maske; Joey Millican; Brien Phillips; Matt Raiti; Chuck Tonini; Lee Walker; Floyd White; Bill Wilder; Jeff Wilson; Philip Winslett.
Terry Anthony; Ken Barnett; Parrish Bowlin; Randall Bugg; Karl Burns; Elliott Carr; Nick Collins; Anthony Cureton; Stan Dixon; Marius Dockery; Theromiles Flowers; Mark Freeman; Brian Hagedorn; Sonja Hard; Darrell Hargreaves; Ron Harris; Sonny Jackson; Darrell Jordan; Janice Jordan; Wanda Jordan; Bruce Kimbrell; Joe Kyles; Vincent McCaskey; Alan McShan; Bill Meador; Mike Newman; Thomas Owens; Sharon Russell; Kim Salter; William Taylor; Ed Teague; Bobby Tindal; Norris Westry; Neonta Williams; Krissi Williford;
Jay Amos; Ken Atkins; Greg Bearden; David Bell; Darrell Bowen; Jerry Burns; Matt Caldwell; Eddie Carr; Fred Cody; Ron Craddock; Brian Davis; Tracy Deal; Stan Dixon; Jeff Edmonds; Jason Elin; Don English; Bryan Everette; Freddie Frazier; Cleve Gavin; Allen Gilbert; David Hill; Preston Hillis; Jason Howell; Anthony Jeffries; Pat Jordan; Kevin Kidd; Jay Logan; David Martin; Chuck McKay; Bud Moore; John Moriarty; Mark Myers; Eddie Newell; Steve Newton; Karl Nobles; Frank Parsons; Victor Pettus; Garnett Ray; David Rogers; Abdul Salaam; Don Sasser; Mark Turner; Dustin Whitehead; Don Widner; Robert Willis.
Dino Andrianopoulos; Pete Dakis; Pete Gonzalez; Joe Kovacs; Jason Kuehl; Pat Miller; Pat Murray; Chris Oliver; Nathaniel Patton; Scott Peeden; Kevin Rose; Caleb Silver; Dale Thomas; Joel Turk; Gustavo Vargas; Steve Walker; Ted Wiggins; Ohannes Younanian.
Ken Allen; Marice Armstrong; Veronica Campbell; Jennifer Collins; Keith Durham; Donny Finlayson; Kim Guy; Allen Hardy; Greg Hill; Kenny Howell; Sonny Jackson; George Johnson; Andy Latham; Amanda Miller; Willie Moore; James Naramore; Eddie Newell; Stacy Newton; Tim Porter; Casey Rager; Franklin Reynolds; Ishmael Smittie; Melvin Snow; Tommy Wallace.
Mark Addison; Alan Ash; David Bahakel; Whitney Baird; Richard Bell; Carole Bentley; Stephen Bentley;
Jim Carlo; Kay Carlo; Rod Coleman; Sheila Crenshaw; Laura Ellis; William Evans; Cory Feliciano; Jamie Freeman; Terry Goldsby; Dawn Guin; Robert Hanson; Ryan Hardin; Shelly Holmes; Lauretta Horn; Samara Johnson; Wayne Kulakowski; Dylan Kyle; Joey Kyle; Teresa Kyle; Bob Lambert; James Lambert; Reid LaPorte; Bryan Lorge; Tim McDonough; Amanda Miller; Charles Miller; Bobby Mitchell; Albert Moore;
Doug Moran; Martha Moran; Jeanette Morgan; Cody Page; Karl Peterson; Jim Pugh; William Quina; Mitch Rector; Lemuel Rich; Tom Ritchie; Paul Roberts; Lynn Schatz; George Slone; Alan Smith; William Spear; Charles Thompson; Gene Tomlin; Kal-El Waters-Jones; Marcia Westry; Robert Wheatley; Chris Wisham; Darryl Woods; Randy Yarbrough; David York.
Patsy Burke; Veronica Campbell; Nakesha Coleman; Clyde Cross; Ken Dawkins; Anthony Gunn; Sonja Hard; Andy Lathan; Janet Lathan; Harold Lockett; Kathy Odom; Jeanie Parker; Mary Ellen Pearson; Becky Randolph; Wanda Weeks; Walter Young.
Anthony Adams; Doug Baxter; Brad Bentley; Josh Bierman; Dwight Buzbee; Ryan Hagan; Justin Miller; Ken Nixon; Erick Pratt; Jeff Saxon; Willie Staggs; Mike Swinson; Steve Thomas; Tim Thomas; Williamson.