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NASO Board of Directors 2013-14

NASO is guided by a board of directors comprised of sports officials and others in sports and athletic positions throughout the U.S. and Canada. The board is representive of a variety of sports and levels.


The current NASO board of directors includes:

Bill Carollo
Treasurer, Board Member Emeritus
Shorewood, Wisconsin

Carollo is currently the Coordinator of Football Officials for the Collegiate Officiating Consortium - Football (COC) that includes the Big Ten, Mid-American and Missouri Valley Football conferences. Prior to that he served in various management roles at IBM and Manpower for 35 years. Bill was an NFL official for 20 seasons before retiring in 2009. In addition to officiating eight NFL Championship games, Bill officiated Super Bowl XXX, Super Bowl XXXVII and the 2008 Pro Bowl. Carollo served as a board member and Executive Director of the National Football League Referees Association. Carollo also worked as a Big Ten Conference football and basketball official from 1980-88.


Rich Fetcheit
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Collegiate Baseball Umpire Alliance coordinator; supervises seven NCAA Division I conferences (Big Ten, Big 12, Missouri Valley, Mid-American, Conference USA, Horizon, Summit); co- supervises the Big East and supervises several Division II and III conferences; 33 years of college football, working multiple bowl games; 35 years as a college baseball umpire, working two College World Series (1995, ’99) and one Division III College World Series; worked five major international competitions culminated by an assignment to the 2000 Olympic Games; Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Development in the School of Dentistry University of Michigan.

Ron Foxcroft
Special Adviser
Hamilton, Ontario

Fox 40 International C.E.O. and founder; CEO/Owner of one of North Americas largest trucking logistics companies. Canadian Entrepreneur of the Decade by Profit magazine; former NCAA Division I and international men’s basketball official; worked 1976 Olympic Gold Medal championship basketball game; NBA officials observer; inducted into six halls of fame; NASO board special adviser; NASO Education Partner; former Officiating Development Alliance member; 2004 Mel Narol Medallion Award recipient.

Jim Hoefgen
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Vice president of Product Development for DCI Marketing, Inc., Milwaukee; high school football official and former high school and college baseball umpire. Officiating the 2004 and 2009 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state football championships.

Barry Mano
Racine, Wisconsin

Mano is the founder and publisher of Referee magazine and founder of the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO). He is a retired 23-year basketball official who worked nine seasons at the NCAA men’s Division I level. Mano is a renowned public speaker and administrator. He is also a member of the Officiating Development Alliance.

Mike Pereira
Sacramento, California

Fox Sports rules analyst for network’s NFL and NCAA coverage; Chief Zebra Productions, Inc. president; former NFL vice president of officiating (2001-2010) where he appeared on NFL Network show, NFL Total Access during the “Official Review” segment; former NFL supervisor and Western Athletic Conference supervisor of officials; retired NFL and NCAA Division I football official; worked eight college bowl games; former Officiating Development Alliance member.

Joan Powell
Colorado Springs, Colorado

NCAA national coordinator of volleyball officials; former president of Professional Association of Volleyball Officials; team leader for the U.S. women’s national team competing at World Grand Prix and the Olympics in 2008; more than 20 years of experience as a USA Volleyball national official and more than 30 years of experience as a collegiate national official; has worked numerous NCAA semifinal and final matches; former head volleyball coach at Coronado (Colo.) High School.

Sandra Serafini
Bahama, North Carolina

Professional Referee Organization (PRO) Women’s Referee Coach/National Women’s Soccer League assignor; collegiate, professional and international soccer referee; worked extensively in US Soccer; officiated multiple NCAA Final Fours.  FIFA International Panel of Women Referees 2006-09; Officiated FIFA events in Mexico, Europe, and Asia; USSF Women’s Professional Coordinator 2011-13. USSF, NISOA, CONCACAF Instructor and Assessor.  Off the field Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Ralph Swearngin
Thomaston, Georgia

Georgia High School Association executive director; member of the NFHS Board of Directors; former NFHS Softball Rules Committee chair; NFHS Football Rules Committee member; National Christian College Athletic Association Hall of Fame member; former high school football official in Georgia and California for 22 years; former college basketball and baseball coach.

Julian Tackett
Lexington, Kentucky

Kentucky High School Athletic Association executive director; NFHS Baseball Rules Committee member; NFHS Football Rules Committee chair. Previously KHSAA Executive Assistant Commissioner, sports information director, sports administrator and business affairs director; also in charge of championship events. Former high school and college official for more than 20 years in football and basketball; involved in high school sports medicine and technology initiatives.

Jeff Triplette
Oxford, Mississippi

ArbiterSports CEO and president; NFL official since 1996; crew chief/referee since 1999; numerous playoff assignments including the Pro Bowl, AFC Conference Championship and alternate referee for Super Bowl XLI; National Football League Referees Association (NFLRA) Vice President and board member; former Big East and Southern Conference football official with numerous playoff and bowl assignments; former high school football official in North Carolina for 20 years; former basketball official and baseball umpire. Formerly a principal with Triplette Advisors LLC, a financial/risk management consulting firm.

Mark Uyl
DeWitt, Michigan

Assistant director for the Michigan High School Athletic Association since 2004, where he supervises the officiating program; current Division I college baseball umpire; NCAA Super Regional umpire in 2011-2013; NCAA Regional umpire 2008-present; worked numerous Division I conference tournaments the past 10-plus seasons; umpired the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil; works collegiate football at the Division III level.

Tom Washington
Atlanta, Georgia

NBA referee for 20-plus years; has officiated more than 1,200 regular season games with more than 100 playoff games including three NBA Finals. Worked the 1995 Schick Rookie Game, the 1996 Japan Games in Tokyo and the 2004 NBA All-Star game; spent two seasons in the CBA. Former president of the Board of the National Basketball Referees Association. Active volunteer, including the Amachi Big Brothers Program and the Mt. Zion Baptist Youth Organization.


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