Clarence Leingang, Football
Clarence Leingang has spent more than half of his life involved in football officiating. The 1952 Lincoln High graduate began officiating 46 years ago and became a prominent member of the Western Washington Football Officials Association. Leingang also worked college games until 1994 and received a service appreciation award from the NIWOA. As a high school football official, he worked many semifinal and state championship games across the state. Recently, Leingang has served as the game clock operator for the high school championship games at the Tacoma Dome and for University of Washington games at Husky Stadium.
In 2006 Leingang received the Mike Burton Faithful Service Award from the WWFBOA Board. In 2000 he received the Kurt Gegner Community Service Award from the Pierce County Chapter of the National Football Foundation, an organization he has served as Treasurer.
Leingang was also a high school basketball official for 37 years and worked the first high school basketball game played in the Tacoma Dome – Cashmere vs. Woodland in the Class “A” State Tournament. Every Tuesday morning, he meets a group of retired officials for breakfast, sharing the friendships they built over the years officiating local sports.
100 Year Celebration - Lincoln Stadium (2013)