The late Mel Narol, longtime officiating legal advocate and NASO leader, was highlighted in an article this week by New York Post sportswriter Phil Mushnick.
In the article, Mushnick wrote, “Narol specialized — the only lawyer in the country to do so, at the time — in representing rec league, Little League, Pee Wee Football, Adult Softball league and all other amateur league refs and umpires — often volunteers — who were targeted and assaulted as game officials.”
Narol died suddenly in 2002 at the age of 51. NASO’s Mel Narol Medallion Award is named after Narol. The award recognizes an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to NASO and, thus, supporting the betterment of sports officials and the officiating profession. Narol won the award posthumously in 2003 and then it was named after him.
To read the Post article, which came out on May 12, click HERE.