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The "EXCELLENCE IN OFFICIATING AWARD"
Presented by Connelly Law Offices

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The "EXCELLENCE IN OFFICIATING AWARD" is presented to collectively honor officials previously recognized for their leadership, dedication and high standard of professionalism displayed on and off the "field of play". Their efforts are acknowledged for laying a foundation of excellence as officiating pioneers.

Presented annually to a currently active official in Tacoma-Pierce County who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of officiating. Factors used in the selection of this individual include, but are not limited to, the following:

Respect for the Spirit and the Letter of the "Laws of the Games."
Integrity and ethics. Exhibits a "service above self" attitude.
Has a motivating effect on others and/or strong community involvement. Excellence in officiating. Years of service and positions held in Local, State and National Official's organizations.
Awards received from these organizations. A member in good standing of the Washington Officials Association, if applicable.

2016 RECIPIENTS

Baseball Phil Taylor
Girls Basketball Kevin Walk
Boys Basketball Tony Schoeler
Football Ron Anderson
Soccer Cy Palmer
Fastpitch Softball Bruce Ledbetter
Volleyball Lenny Llanos
Wrestling Randy Holberg
Track & Field Cathy Sanderson

2015 RECIPIENTS

Baseball Dave Williams
Girls Basketball Frank Manowski
Boys Basketball Ed Rounds
Football Dennis Mullens
Fastpitch Softball Ken Cheslik
Volleyball Walt Gogan
Wrestling Daryl Eygabroad
Track & Field Ed Viering

2014 RECIPIENTS
Boys Basketball Larry Stevens
Girls Basketball Bill Weatherby
Football Clarence Leingang
Fastpitch Softball Greg Farias
Soccer Joe Tompkins
Volleyball Paul Jensen
Wrestling Hugh Birgenheier

2013 RECIPIENTS

Boys Basketball Mark Stricherz
Girls Basketball Ross Parker
Boys Baseball Rob Ruth
Fastpitch Softball John Everett
Lacrosse Keith MacFie
Volleyball Tina Preece
Wrestling Bruce Osborne

2012 RECIPIENTS

Boys Basketball Lee Gregory
Girls Basketball Ron Rosi
Fastpitch Softball Bill Rudd
Football John Dively
Swimming/Track Dick Unrue
Volleyball Teri Wood
Wrestling Eric Davis

2011 RECIPIENTS

Boys Basketball Paul Guetle
Girls Basketball Mandel Scott
Fastpitch Softball Jack Stonestreet
Football Ken Wood
Volleyball Robyn Buck
Wrestling Brian Dunbar

2010 RECIPIENTS

Baseball Ron Shaw
Boys Basketball Steve Wusterbarth
Girls Basketball Wayne Agness
Fastpitch Softball Dick Hassan
Football Terry Keister
Volleyball Earl Powell
Wrestling Terry Beckstead

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