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 representative of a variety of sports and levels.
The current NASO board of directors includes:
CEO of Sports Officiating Consulting LLC; former president and CEO of a South Carolina-based healthcare risk management services company for 25 years; college basketball official for 30 years; past NASO board member; Mel Narol Medallion Award recipient in 2010.
Potomac Falls, Virginia
Recently retired NFL official whose career spanned 42 years and included 23 NFL seasons; officiated three Super Bowls — XXXVI, XXXVIII and XLIV; National Football League Referee Association (NFLRA) president from 2008-13; president of the Lafayette Group providing consulting, training and technical assistance to public safety agencies.
Officiating consultant for the NHL; former NHL senior vice president and director of officials; former NHL referee from 1981 until 2004; refereed eight Stanley Cup Finals and one All-Star game; worked 1982 World Championships, Helsinki, Finland; served on the NHLOA executive board for 20 years; 2012 Gold Whistle Award recipient.
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.
Fox Sports rules analyst for network’s NFL and NCAA coverage; Chief Zebra Productions, Inc. president; former NFL vice president of officiating (2001-10) 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.
Bahama, North Carolina
Professional Referee Organization (PRO) Women’s Referee Coach/National Women’s Soccer League and US Women’s National Teams assigner; 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.
Washington Officials Association (WOA) executive director; Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) production coordinator from 1999 to 2000; became officials’ coordinator in 2000 and commissioner of WOA when it became independent of the WIAA in 2002; former high school basketball coach; certified athletic administrator.
Kentucky High School Athletic Association executive director; former NFHS Baseball Rules Committee member and NFHS Football Rules Committee chair; current NFHS Football Rules Committee member. 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.
USA volleyball national referee; Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO) president and director of officials training programs – camps; secretary of Badger Region Volleyball association.
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, Amachi Expansion for Military and Civilian Families (AEMCF) and the Mt. Zion Baptist Youth Organization.
Coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the American Athletic and Big East conferences; former NCAA national coordinator of women’s basketball officiating and women’s basketball secretary-rules editor; former collegiate basketball coach, administrator, instructor, official and student-athlete.
Treasurer, Board Member Emeritus (Non-Voting)
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. Member of the Officiating Development Alliance.
Special Adviser (Non-Voting)
Fox 40 International CEO and founder; CEO/owner of one of North Americas largest trucking logistics companies. Current Honorary Colonel of Argyll and Sutherland Army Regiment; appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada; 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; 2016 Gold Whistle Award Recipient.
Chief operating officer and executive editor at Referee Magazine; has worked for Referee and NASO since 1990; football official (high school 1990-2011, small college 1991 –2005); basketball official (high school 1989-2007, small college 1993 – 2005); baseball umpire (high school 1989-94, small and major college 1992-2000). Multiple state tournament and postseason collegiate assignments. Former high school conference commissioner and assigner. He is also a member of the Officiating Development Alliance.