John McDonnough Award

JOHN MCDONNOUGH MEMORIAL AWARD

John McDonnough graduated from Stanford University and spent 10 years 1960 to 1969 as a Referee in the American Football League for its entire existence. John McDonnough is also noted as officiating the NFL vs AFL World Championships in 1970(Superbowl IV, Kansas City Chiefs vs Minnesota Vikings) as the Referee after the two leagues merged.

The John McDonnough Award was established in 1979. John was the OCFOA assignor and an NFL Referee. The Award, each year, goes to an OCFOA official that has contributed to The Orange County Football Officials Association above and beyond the normal officiating duties required for membership.

 

The qualifications for nominations are:

  1. Member must be in good standing with the Association.
  2. A member may only receive the award once.
  3. The Executive Board will act upon nominations and the individual selected for that year will be announced not later than the last meeting of each year.
  4. Deadlines for nominations are the last meeting of September each year. Nominations shall be given to the Secretary/Treasurer no later than the last scheduled meeting of September each year.
Award Winners
  • 1979   Ezra Van Horn
  • 1980   Bill Jordan
  • 1981   Pat Backus
  • 1982   John Dickey
  • 1983   Jack Pickering
  • 1984   Earl Engman
  • 1985   Buz McKnight
  • 1986   Frank McCormick
  • 1987   Stan Woods
  • 1988   Lee Phelps
  • 1989   Speed Castillo / Al Hackney
  • 1990   Larry Arason
  • 1991    Jack Brisacher
  • 1992   —
  • 1993   Barney Poleskey
  • 1994   Robert Noel
  • 1995   Jim Legerski
  • 1996   Steve Barclay
  • 1997   Bill Hudson
  • 1998   Fran Ursini
  • 1999   Glenn Thom
  • 2000   Brian Brennan
  • 2001   Lloyd Bressler
  • 2002   Stan Guzy
  • 2003   Greg Willard
  • 2004   Matt Noel
  • 2005   Joe Kozak / Curtis Cribbs
  • 2006   Dave Garber
  • 2007   Paul Caldera
  • 2008   Stan Guzy (2)
  • 2009   Nick Buford
  • 2010   Darryl Dyson
  • 2011   Chris Coyte
  • 2012   Delaine Richards / Jim Thompson
  • 2013   Doug Turner
  • 2014   Chad Wilson
  • 2015   Rik Bennett
  • 2016   Sal Figueroa
  • 2017   Forrest Werner
  • 2018   Frank Werner
  • 2019

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