Terry, a former football and baseball player at Tacoma's Lincoln High School where he graduated from in 1970, has been a football official for 27 years. In that time, he has worked four state championship games and three state semi-final games.
For the 2009 football season, Terry was the number one ranked referee and he was selected to referee the AAA state title game in the Tacoma Dome. He was also voted onto the board of the Western Washington Football Officials Association in 2009.
In 2000, he was honored with a Meritorious Service Award by the WWFOA. He has also been an official for Northwest small college football games, twice being selected to work playoff games.