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: https://ocfoa.org/registration/ . 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: https://ocfoa.org/first-year-registration/ . 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.
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.
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
Please find the January 29, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
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 https://www.facebook.com/chadwilsonmrbulldog
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
This 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
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.