Category Archives: Misc
Brag moment for one of our own
Please help me in congratulating one of our best in his teams achievement of a CIFSS championship.
CONGRATULATIONS to Marc Harrison, one of OCFOA’s finest referees and coach of the 2022 CIF Southern Section Western High School Basketball Champions.
I couldnt pass up the opportunity to brag about Marc who I call a friend. Congrats again Marc. Enjoy the moment.
2020 – Jack Brisacher Award Winner
Please help me in Congratulating Mike Darakjian, the 2020 Jack Brisacher Award Winner.
Thank you for all of your hard work Mike.
2019 – Jack Brisacher Award Winner
2020 – Earl Engman Rookie of the Year
Please help me congratulate Rodney Elliott the 2020 – recipient of the Earl Engman Rookie of the Year award.
2019 – Earl Engman Rookie of the Year
Please help me congratulate MaryAnn Menlove the 2019 Rookie of the Year.
Great job MaryAnn I look forward to seeing you on the field.
2019 John McDonough Award Winner
OCFOA IN POLAND
Neil Kaplan, a 4 year veteran of the OCFOA, was hired this summer to officiate in the Polska Futbal Liga – The Polish American Football League. He officiated games throughout the country as a flank. “My debut in the world of international football officiating could not have gone better,” said Kaplan, “the continuous training that I’ve received during my officiating career from Andy Bruer and Mark Andrews and the rest of the OCFOA leadership prepared me well for this experience. The solid foundation in mechanics and rules interpretation that I have from my years officiating in Orange County made the transition to the league in Poland very smooth.”
Orange County North VS South All-Star Classic
Congratulations to the Orange County North VS South All-Star Classic Crew – Jeff Osborne, Tony Bryant, David Brant, Rich Brown, Jim Stickney, Duane Cave and Troy Leonard
OCFOA Alums working NFL Championship and Super Bowl
I hope all of you got a chance to watch Chris Coyte and Jim Wharrie work the NCAA Championship Game. I thought the officiating in the game was outstanding and Chris did a great job in the pregame, reporting fouls and replay explanations.
OCFOA’s very own Andrew Lambert will be working Replay on this Sunday’s game when the San Francisco 49’ers host the Green Bay Packers. Andrew worked two weeks ago when the New England Patriots played the Tennessee Titans. Congratulations to Andrew on earning two post-season game assignments.
OCFOA alumnus Bill Vinovich will be the Referee for Super Bowl LIV. This is Bill’s 2nd Super Bowl, he was also the Referee for the 2015 Super Bowl.