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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

CIF Semifinal/Finals List

The playoff list that was submitted to CIF is posted on the website here Playoff Assignments

This list was submitted to CIF for semi-final and finals consideration. Priority for each round will be given to those on the final/semi-final list. The rest of the games will be assigned using the ratings as submitted by the rating chairman

The assignor has been directed to fill the remaining spots at his discretion. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Frank Werner.

Referee Umpire Linesman Line Judge Back Judge Side Judge Field Judge
Frank Werner Mike Hannah Mark Andrews Tom Innocenti Cory McManimen Greg Locy Steve McKay
Steve Heyman James Molden David Moreno Alan Weyrick Paul Schneider Michael Darakjian Andy Bruer
Don Ariosto Mark Youngdahl Jim Ryan Kyle Cason Rich Brown Michael Hudak Tony Bryant
Michael Darakjian Chris Salio Ray Rangel Greg Crook Mary Margaret Montgomery
Jeff Roberts Modesto Vega Jeff Bundy Daniel Muniz Paul Hebbard

Meeting Attendance and required testing – PLEASE READ

OCFOA LOGOThis link will open a PDF file sorted by last name of all the attendance I’ve recorded so far. You can download it if you like, just click on the box with the 3 dots in the upper right corner and select download.
If you don’t see all the meetings you attended, search for your email address or last name. Some of you input your first name in the last name film and vice versa, I saw several misspellings. If you still feel there is a discrepancy, look in your email inbox for an email confirmation of the meeting that you are not seeing. Contact me by email if you believe the attendance record is incorrect.
If you need to attend more meetings or need to pass one or more of the required tests, or you simply would like more instruction regarding the rules, then come to 1 or both of the makeup meetings. The makeup meetings are this month on Tuesday, October 8th and Tuesday, October 22nd at Old World in Huntington Beach PLEASE NOTE: The meeting on the 8th will not be in the main hall. Instead, it will be in the Jager room. Just ask for directions from the staff when you get there. On Oct 22nd we will meet in the main hall. Old World has great food and drink, feel free to order a meal and/or a beverage (soft or adult). They allow us to use the facility for no charge, so let’s support them with our business.
I will be reviewing the Summer Study guide at the makeup meeting #1 on Tuesday, October 8th and the other 4 rules tests at the second makeup meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd. If you come to the Oct 8th meeting and need to complete or pass the Summer Study guide, I will open the test for you. If you come on the 22nd and need one or more of the tests, I will open the test up for you to complete and hopefully pass. Obviously, I won’t be able to go over the entire test in time we have available so go through the tests and pick out the questions you are struggling with and we will go over those.
In addition, time permitting, Paul Caldera will be presenting his approach preparing a crew with a pregame conference. If you’ve ever worked with Paul, you know that his pregame discussions are among the best. If you want to eventually white hat at any level, you can benefit from hearing Paul’s discussion.
I am not going to be pestering those of you who haven’t completed the tests or attended the required 5 meetings. We are all adults, you are responsible to make sure you are qualified for playoffs and next season.