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OCFOA Registration for the 2020 season is Now OPEN

Registration for all returning, transferring and new officials is now open. If you have officiated high school football for any association in the past, please register at: . The dues for 2020 remain $160.

All officials must be covered by official’s liability insurance either through NASO or NFHS for the entirety of the 2020 season. If you have existing insurance through NASO or NFHS, be prepared to supply your membership number.

NFHS coverage obtained through OCFOA last season will not cover you for this season, you must renew your coverage. Once again, coverage through NFHS will cost $25 and will be added to your membership dues if you do not have existing officials liability insurance through NFHS or NASO.

New officials can register here: . I encourage you to invite your friends and neighbors to join the brotherhood of football officials.

We have multiple payment options available. If you have any questions or issues with regard to payment or the registration process itself, please let me know.


Troy Leonard

OCFOA Board Changes

At last night’s OCFOA Board Meeting it was decided that current Board member Brian Brennan was selected to become the Vice President, which has one year remaining on the term of office.
Andy Bruer and Jon Batarse were selected to fill the two vacant at-large positions, both of which have one year remaining on the term of office.

Rest In Peace Chad Wilson

As many of you are aware, long time member Chad Wilson passed away in January. What many of you dont know is that Chad was at one time the President of the association and the only person to hold two offices simultaneously as Ratings and Instructional Chair’s. He is personally responsible for our effort to keep those knees covered and a pivotal advocate for player safety.

As a tribute to such an influential man to our association, Sal Figueroa provided some photos of our friend.

Chad Wilson you left your footprint on our association and our hearts.

Chad Wilson’s Obituary


Chad Wilson

CHAD WILSON    December 6, 1954  – January 21, 2020

This message is from Sal Figueroa

It is with heartfelt sadness that I inform you of the passing of Chad Wilson, my good dear friend, fellow OCFOA official, that I have served with for over 30 years.  He passed peacefully today 1/21/2020 at 6:00 pm. The WILSON Family has plans in work for a  celebration of life gathering and will let everyone know the date and place when it is finalized.  Respectfully Sal Figueroa

Chad’s family posted a message on Facebook go here to see it

PAC-12 Bowl Assignments

This was sent to all OCFOA officials.

Congratulations to the following PAC-12 / OCFOA Alumni who were selected to the following assignments:

National Championship Game – Mercedes Benz Superdome. New Orleans, LA
Monday, January 13, 2020
Referee – Chris Coyte
Center – Jim Wharrie

Citrus Bowl – Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Michigan vs. Alabama
Linesman – Rod Ammari

Gator Bowl – TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Indiana vs. Tennessee
Referee – Mike McCabe

State Final Assignments

OCFOA LOGOThis email was sent to all Orange County officicals.

Congratulations to the following officials for being selected to work the following CIF State Finals:

Division 1AA – Central, Fresno vs. Sierra Canyon at Cerritos College (Friday, December 13th at 8:00 pm)
Referee – Frank Werner

Division 1A – Serra, San Mateo vs. Corona Del Mar at Cerritos College (Saturday, December 14th at 4:00 pm)
Linesman – Colin Nesbitt

State Regional Assignments 2019


This email was copied to all OCFOA officials.

Congratulations to the following officials selected to work CIF State Regional football games:

Division 1A – Oceanside vs. Corona Del Mar at Newport Harbor HS (Saturday, December 7th at 6:00 pm)
Referee – Frank Werner

Division 2AA – Aquinas at San Juan Hills (Friday, December 6th at 7:30 pm)
Linesman – Colin Nesbitt

Division 6AA – Canoga Park at South Torrance (Friday, December 6th at 7:30 pm)
Referee – Steve Heyman
Line Judge – Alan Weyrick
Linesman – Jim Ryan
Umpire – Mike Hannah
Back Judge – Corey McManimen
Side Judge – Michael Hudak
Field Judge – Steve McKay 

CIF Survey

CIF is asking that we participate in a multi-state survey. It deals with what is right and what is wrong in today’s officiating environment.  The CIF wants to get your feedback and also compare it to other states. It takes about 10 minutes to complete. This is a good way to make your voices heard about such things as pay, coach behavior, fan behavior, issues with game sites, etc.

Post Season OCFOA Assignments

NOVEMBER 4, 2019
This email was copied to all OCFOA officials.

I have been informed that I will not receive playoff assignments until later tonight. Games will be released tomorrow morning. I do not know how many we will receive. Note the following:

  • – Your travel limits need to reach the distance of these schools. We are often given games in Twentynine Palms and Victorville.
    – Your availability needs to have this Friday open. It is very rare that we receive Saturday games.
    – Any turnback fee needs to have been resolved.

If any of these items are not fulfilled, I will go to the next person in line.

Crew Chiefs

  • – Crews get first shot at playoff assignments. Contact your crew members to see if they have any issues.
    – I do not want to hear stories after assignments are released.

I am not taking phone calls at this time. It’s best to contact me by email.

Paul Caldera, Assignor
Orange County Football Officials Association