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.
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.
||Mary Margaret Montgomery
This link https://www.dropbox.com/s/l7jxmcs25p85fl7/OCFOA%20Attendance%282019-10-02%29.pdf?dl=0 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.