Dave Williams, Baseball
He joined the Western Baseball Umpires Association in 2004 and is a member of the Executive Board and serves as Head Trainer for Apprentice Umpires.
Umpiring highlights include 2A District baseball games, 2007; 4A Regional, 2008; 2A Final, 2009; 4A District, 2010; 2A District, 2011; 3A Regional, 2012; 3A District, 2013; and District, 2014.
Frank Manowski, Girls Basketball
During his career Frank has received post-season tournament assignments over a span of 15 years and in 2010 he received the WOA Meritorious Service Award.
A 1960 graduate of Enumclaw High School where he played baseball and basketball, Manowski was employed with the King County Parks Department as a Recreation Coordinator overseeing the entire youth and adult recreational program for the community.
In 1968 Frank attended the very first National Special Olympics Meet as a member of the coaching staff for the State of Washington team. An avid slowpitch player since 1966, Frank’s team won a gold medal last year at the Huntsman World Senior Games in Utah in the 70 and over division.
Ed Rounds, Boys Basketball
His devotion to the sport also includes helping to run the Western Washington Basketball Officials Association. He has served on the board for 11 years, including three years as president. That work includes helping to write the group’s policies as a committee chair.
His son and daughter both played basketball and baseball with Ed coaching them in both sports for 15 years.
Among the many highlights was refereeing the 2002 4A State Final in the Tacoma Dome. Starting in 1995 Dennis trained new and veteran football officials and he also supervised Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s Little League football program for 10 years during the 1980s and 1990s. Dating to the mid-1980s he officiated men’s and women’s semi-pro football, including the 1986 West Coast Championship and numerous Pacific Northwest championship and all-star games in Washington and Oregon. Dennis was an official for the first Russia versus U.S. football game at the Tacoma Dome in 1990.
He has received numerous honors for his involvement in football including the WOA Meritorious Service Award in 1996 and the Mike Burton Award in 2008.
Ken Cheslik, Fastpitch Softball
Walt Gogan, Volleyball
Walt has refereed numerous times in the high school All-State All-Star series, two NWAC community college championship tournaments and has been a fixture for over 20 years as a top college referee. In his travels he got to work 34 USA Junior National and 33 USA Adult National tournaments.
If anyone were to bleed volleyball in the community it would be Walt. He officiates year-around and is always willing to volunteer his time to go out and observe officials or sit down and help them learn how to keep score. His love and dedication to the sport is off the charts.
Daryl Eygabroad has been a wrestling official for 11 years and has been selected for five WIAA Regional Tournaments. He has served as the Assigning Secretary for the Western Washington Wrestling Officials Association for the last six years.
He was part of a three-member committee that revamped and updated the WWWOA Constitution, By-Laws and Operating Principles to bring more accountability to the performance of officials. He has assisted young officials and the WWWOA, via the development and implementation of a mentor program that pairs young officials with seasoned veterans in a one-on-one mentor program. He volunteers every year to provide rules training at league meetings and at high school pre-season parent programs.
For the last three years he has served as the Officials Representative (all high school sports) to the WIAA Region 3/West Central District Athletic Directors Association. As assigners and schools work to successfully implement and interface new technology programs, Daryl also serves as a technology resource assisting assigners and ADs in navigating through these programs.
As a testament to his exemplary leadership and impact, Daryl was given a special exception to the 15 years of experience requirement and was awarded the WOA Meritorious Service Award after 11 years of experience. He also was awarded the WWWOA Chris McDonnell Most Inspirational Award for 2007/2008.
Ed Viering, Track and Field
At the high school level he has been a Head Horizontal Jumps Official at the WIAA 2A/3A/4A Track & Field State Championships since 2009. He has also been a head official for various events at SPSL and West Central District championships. Since 2003 he has served as head High Jump official for the Easton Invite in Snohomish. Ed is also a Head Starter at dual meets for both Peninsula and Tacoma School Districts.
College highlights include being the Head Horizontal Jumps Official at University of Puget Sound since 2004. He has officiated numerous meets at the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran University, including Northwest Conference and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championships. For cross country, he worked the 2012 NCAA Division I West Regional Championship.
At the Youth level, he has worked numerous Junior Olympic Association and Regional Championships for both T&F and XC. He was selected for and served at two national meets--- the 2014 USATF Junior Olympic T&F National Championship in Humble, TX, and the 2012 USATF Youth T&F National Championship in Arlington TX.
Masters and Open highlights include working the 2014 USATF Club T&F Championships in Tacoma and the 2012 USATF Club XC Championships in Seattle.
Ed is the Secretary on the Board of USATF Pacific Northwest and is an instructor/clinician for their Officials Certification clinics. He was awarded the association's Ken Foreman Contributor of the Year Award for 2014.