Curtis Shaw, the coordinator of basketball officials for a number of Division I conferences, will be a speaker at the 2013 Summit being held in Grand Rapids, MIch. He will provide insight on both the pleasure and the pain of being an assigner. With the demands of the assigning business coupled with the pressure being applied by coaches, school and the officials themselves, this undertaking is certainly not for the faint-of-heart!
Shaw is currently the coordinator of men’s officials for Conference USA, the Big 12, Southland and Ohio Valley conferences, and coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the Ohio Valley and Atlantic Sun conferences. He retired from officiating men’s Division I after working his fifth-straight Final Four in 2010 and seventh such assignment over his 21-year career. Shaw also worked at least one NCAA tournament game from 1993 to 2010.