10 Officials Receive Distinguished Service Awards

Annual Luncheon Concludes All-Star Week And Summer Conference

            Ten veteran contest officials were recognized for distinguished service Saturday at the 2013 AHSAA Officials Awards Luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in the final event of the 17th annual All-Star Sports Week and Summer Conference.
            The All-Star Sports Week is an event of the Alabama High School Athletic Association and hosted by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).  Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS), gave the keynote address to the crowd of 395 Saturday.
            Distinguished Service Awards were presented to David Bernard of Opelika, Jerry Frederick of Tuscumbia, Walter Garrett of Birmingham, Earnest Jackson of Birmingham, James McDonald of Brewton, Loomis McMillian of Evergreen, Larry Stinson of Dothan, Dan Summers of Montgomery, Larry Vinson of Decatur and  Frank Watford of Newbern. McDonald is deceased.
            Stinson’s 47 years as a football official in the Wiregrass  topped the service time of the group that has amassed a total of 375 years in officiating. Watford and Summers have been officiating for 41 years, Frederick for 40, followed by Jackson (38), McMillian (36), Bernard, Garrett, McDonald and Vinson, all with 33.
            AHSAA Director of Officials Greg Brewer also announced eight active officials that were selected State Officials of the Year: Keith Turberville (Baseball), Charles Reed (Basketball) , Chris Garner (Football) , Kevin Ashley (Soccer) , Recie Armstrong (Softball) ,  David York (Track) , Deb Lipscomb (Volleyball) and Josh Bierman (Wrestling).
            Individual 2012-13 district officials of the year were also announced and the 246 officials who participated in state championships during 2012-13 were recognized.  Tony Harris, a Montgomery official who served as the event’s master of ceremonies, was the only official to work in two championship events – the Class 3A football finals at Jordan-Hare Stadium and the Class 2A baseball finals at Riverwalk Stadium.

            The complete list of honorees include: 

AHSAA 2013 District Officials of the Year (listed by district)

Baseball: Butch Brackin; Basketball: Carol Hughes; Football: Chuck McKay; Soccer: Thai Huynh;

Softball: Arlin Davis; Track: William Quina; Volleyball: Milton Scarpa; Wrestling: None.


Baseball: Shane Cook; Basketball: Russell Gordon; Football: Randy Stough; Soccer: Marisa Younanian; Softball: Recie Armstrong; Track: John Forti; Volleyball: Cedric Smith; Wrestling: None.

Baseball: Jeff  Wilson; Basketball: Charles Reed; Football: Chris Garner; Soccer: None; Softball: Brad Horn;

Track: Frank Ray; Volleyball: Apple Kridakorn; Wrestling: Josh Bierman.

Baseball: Dustin Ragsdale; Basketball: Rayford Moss; Football: Tim Rutledge; Soccer: Myron Chwe; Softball: Michael Mullally; Track: Willie Wiggins; Volleyball: Brian Vickery; Wrestling: None.

Baseball: Michael Gladden; Basketball: Daniel Holmes; Football: John Beck; Soccer: None; Softball: Marian Hunter; Track: None; Volleyball: Deb Lipscomb; Wrestling: Steve Thomas.
Scott Davis; Basketball: Nick Madsen; Football: Jim Boteler; Soccer: Sam Haynes;
Softball: David Johnson; Track: David York; Volleyball: Mike Pretnar; Wrestling: Brad Moran.

Baseball: Jonathan Sutton; Basketball: Gary Reid; Football: Ron Anderson; Soccer: Kevin Ashley;
Softball: Nate Ayers; Bryan Lorge; Volleyball: Christy Champion; Wrestling: Jack Stallings.


Baseball: Keith Turberville; Basketball: Will Rasely; Football: Ron Slatton; Soccer: Mark Coleman;
Softball: Jay Johnson; Track: Teresa Kyle; Volleyball: Anthony Gunn; Wrestling: None.

AHSAA 2012-13 State Championship Officials (listed by sport)

Oliver Aaron, Southeast Alabama
David Akins, Druid City
Butch Brackin, Marengo County
Tony Combs, Metro-Mobile
Scott Davis, Shelby County
Jessie Foster, Alex City
Cecil Garrison, East Alabama
Garrett Gibson, Metro-Mobile
Tony Harris, Metro-Montgomery
Drew Keenum, Alabama
Jason Lively, Greater Huntsville
Loyd Potter, Decatur
Dustin Ragsdale, Walker County
Marlon Reynolds, Metro-Montgomery
Mike Stewart,   Metro-Montgomery
Keith Turberville, Limestone County
Lance Weems, Shelby County
Mark Wehrwein, Greater Huntsville



Kevin Assman, Mobile County

George Brown  , Druid City

Randall Bugg, Birmingham

Karl Burns, Metro-Birmingham

Greg Childs, Gadsden

Ron Collins, Central Alabama

Anthony Crenshaw, Central Alabama

Felecia Cushenberry, Birmingham

Pete Daniels, Central Alabama

Vernon Daniels, North Alabama

Stan Dixon, Capital City

Marius Dockery, North Alabama

Allen Gilbert, Mt. Cheaha

Shawn Greenhill, Quad-Cities

Sonja Hard, Mt. Valley

Darrell Hargreaves, Druid City

Ron Harris, Quad-Cities

Leann Hill, Birmingham

Carol Hughes, Mobile County

Sidney James,   Central Alabama

Bo Jones, North Alabama

Joe Kyles, Southeast Alabama

Josh Lybrand,    Tennessee Valley

Ben Mathison, Mt. Cheaha

Jason McCutcheon, Mobile County

Thomas Merrett, Central Alabama

Rayford Moss, Selma

Thomas Owens, Decatur

Billy Pine, Mobile County

Tony Reaves, West Central

Jay Reyes, East Central

Matthew Sharp, Tri-Central Counties

Bill Taylor, Central Alabama

Eric Teague, Mt. Valley

Yolanda Terry, Southeast Alabama

Victor Wilson, Birmingham



Randy Adair, East Central

Richard Allen, Metro-Tuscaloosa

Jay Amos, Gadsden

Scott Andrews, Highway 31 North

Trey Arnold, East Alabama

Will Bacon, Central Alabama

Dexter Bright, Selma

Tim Browder, Big East

Fred Brown, North Central

Ricky Carlson, River City

Carey Cogburn, Metro-Tuscaloosa

Brian Cooper, Shelby

Jim Emfinger, Bay Area

Jerry Frederick, Tennessee Valley

Wes Fuller, Big East

Chris Garner, River City

Eric Greene, North Alabama

Tony Harris, Central Alabama

Jason Hayes, Gadsden

Steve Hayes, East Alabama

Jeff Henderson, Birmingham

David Hill, Mid-State

Ken Houser, Decatur

Jim Jackson, Big East

Jerry Johnson, Metro-Mobile

Michael Johnson, Birmingham

Danny Key, Mid-State

Terrance Lamar, Central Alabama

Travis Linebarger, North Alabama

Jay Logan, Metro-Tuscaloosa

Pat Martin, Bay Area

Brian McCollum, Big West

Mike McKenzie, East Alabama

John Moriarty, Birmingham

Victor Pettus, Metropolitan

Terry Qualls, South Central

Barry Ragsdale, Gadsden

Will Rasely, North Alabama

Todd Rath, Birmingham

Shane Rogers, Southeast Alabama

Josh Shaw, Metro-Tuscaloosa

Rodney Stone, Tennessee Valley

Phillip Thomas, Tri-County

Ricky Tucker,      Shelby

Michael Willis, Georgia/Alabama



Samir Almatari, Northeast Alabama

Walter Bracewell, Gulf Coast

Caleb Brown, North Alabama

Mark Coleman, North Alabama

Dan Colpo, Greater Birmingham

John Curran, North Alabama

Sean Fernandez, East Central

Garrett Franklin, Wiregrass

Pete Gonzalez, Central Alabama

Sam Haynes, Coosa Valley

Caleb Hindman, Central Alabama

Thai Huynh, Gulf Coast

Jason Kuehl, Baldwin County

Bob Linner, North Alabama

Chris Lukas, Wiregrass

Pat Murray, West Alabama

Jason Palfreeman, Wiregrass

Kris Rose, Greater Birmingham



Don Adkins, North Jefferson

Ken Allen, Central Counties

Nate Ayers, Cullman

Terry Cagle, West Alabama

Veronica Campbell, Central Alabama

Greg Farris, Walker County

Chris Garmon, Gadsden

Chuck Glanton, Southeast Alabama

Kim Guy, Central Counties

Kevin Hancock, South Central

Greg Hill, North Alabama

Mark Hobart, Central Alabama

Sonny Jackson, Metro-Montgomery

David Johnson   , North Jefferson

Doug Kennedy, Walker County

Andy Latham, North Alabama

Amanda Miller, Marshall County

Steve Nelson, Gadsden

Eddie Newell, Colbert County

Andy Pruitt, Walker County

Keith Smith, Central Alabama

Ricky Till, North Baldwin

Darryl White, West Alabama

James Williamson, West Alabama



Allen Ash, Southeast Alabama

Olnwagbenga Awoleye, Port City

John Bahakel,    Central Alabama

LaDonna Barclift, Port City

Dick Bell, East Alabama

Gini Bell, Central Alabama

Walt Bell, Central Alabama

Carole Bentley, Port City

Stephen Bentley, Port City

Timeka Bowers, North Alabama

Blake Calvert, Smith Lake

Tiffany Clark,      North Alabama

Lyle Coleman, Port City

Rod Coleman, Central Alabama

Sheila Crenshaw, Port City

Tommie Daniels, Port City

Milan Dekich, Smith Lake

Melissa Edwards, Central Alabama

Laura Ellis, Port City

Bill Evans, Central Alabama

Tomysyne Ford, Central Alabama

John Forti, Southeast Alabama

Terry Goldsby, Central Alabama

Sharon Hamilton, Smith Lake

Shelly Holmes    , Smith Lake

Lauretta Horn, Port City

Davina Johnson, Port City

Joey Kyle, Smith Lake

Teresa Kyle, Smith Lake

Reid Laporte, Central Alabama

Janet Latham, North Alabama

Bryan Lorge, North Alabama

Tim McDonough, Metro-Montgomery

James Miller, East Alabama

Aaron Moore, Port City

Albert Moore, Port City

Jeanette Morgan, Port City

Doug Moran, Central Alabama

Martha Moran, Central Alabama

Stan Narewski, Selma

Taylor Narewski, Selma

Karl Peterson,   Central Alabama

Wayne Phillips, Port City

Jim Pugh, Central Alabama

William Quina, Port City

Frank Ray, Metro-Montgomery

Willie Ray, Central Alabama

Tom Ritchie, Port City

Jimmy Rudolph, Metro-Montgomery

Alan Smith, Metro-Montgomery

John Soloman, Selma

William Spear, Central Alabama

Paul Stemmer, Port City

Tommie Stinson, Central Alabama

Earnest Taylor, Selma

Charles Thompson, Central Alabama

Gene Tomlin, Central Alabama

Erica Tripp, Port City

Alphonso Troupe, North Alabama

Bob Wheatly, Southeast Alabama

Willie Wiggins, Selma

Jackie Wilbourn, Southeast Alabama

Reggie Winston, North Alabama

Randy Yarbrough, Central Alabama

David York, Central Alabama

Debra York, Central Alabama



Eugenia Baldwin, Central Alabama

Kenith Booker, Central Alabama

Patsy Burke, Birmingham

Christy Champion, Tri-County

Johnny Champion, Tri-County

Nakesha Coleman, Tuscaloosa

Cindy Dyess, Washington County

Cynthia Ellis, North Baldwin

Lessie Gaddis, Birmingham

Stephanie Grimes, Tuscaloosa

Keith Gulledge, Birmingham

Anthony Gunn, Quad-Cities

Bob Harris, Huntsville

Jonathan Holladay, Wal-Win

Tabatha Holt, Huntsville

Lori Lawley, North Baldwin

Mindy Leftwich, Etowah County

Wanishea Leonard, Quad-Cities

Harold Lockett, Central Alabama

Athena Metcalf, Wiregrass

David Nelson, Mobile

Kathy Odom, Tri-County

Michael Pretnar, Birmingham

Casey Rager, Tri-County



Anthony Adams, Northern
Josh Bierman,    Southern
Dwight Buzbee, Birmingham

Ryan Hagan, Birmingham

Brent Helms, Eastern

Justin Miller, Southern

Ken Nixon, Southern

Erick Pratt, Northern

Toney Pugh, Birmingham

Jeff Saxon, Birmingham

Willie Staggs, Northern

Jack Stallings, Northern

Mike Swinson, Birmingham

Steve Thomas, Eastern

Trent Williamson, Birmingham



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