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The Southern Nevada Officials Association has been serving the Clark County School District and NIAA affiliated schools since our inception in 1951. SNOA has a long and storied history in the state of Nevada. SNOA would like to thank all of our members, past and present, for helping shape SNOA into the long standing organization that we are today!
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INCORPORATION OF SNOANOVEMBER 20, 1951

The Southern Nevada Officials Association has been serving the CCSD and NIAA affiliated schools since its inception in 1951.The SNOA has a long and storied history in the state of Nevada as it has been a part of the community and student athletes lives for six decades now. SNOA would like to recognize some of the following individuals that have helped shape SNOA into the long standing organization that it is today. SNOA would like to thank all of its members throughout the years that have given their time and dedication to the student athletes in and around the Southern Nevada area and to the entire SNOA as a whole!

HISTORICAL SNOA NEWSLETTERS

HISTORIC SNOA COMMERCIAL

ALL-TIME
SNOA PRESIDENTS

VINCE KRISTOSIK

2008-PRESENT

CHRIS BIBBINS

2007-2008

TOM JONES

2006-2007 (DECEASED)

JIM CAVIN

2006

BRUCE BAYNE

2002-2006

BILL McGEE

1986-2002 (DECEASED)

CHUCK MINKER

1979-1986 (DECEASED)

MYRON PARTRIDGE

1978-1979 (DECEASED)

NICK PUGH

1972-1978 (DECEASED)

JOE LOMANTO

1970-1972 (DECEASED)

RICK RICHARDSON

1961-1970 (DECEASED)

BOB CALKINS

First President of SNOA
1951-1961 (DECEASED)

ALL-TIME
NIAA SOUTHERN ZONE COMMISSIONERS

MARC RATNER

1991-PRESENT

JOHN WITKOWSKI

1984-1991 (DECEASED)

RICK RICHARDSON

1980-1984 (DECEASED)

NORM CRAFT

1977-1980

ANGELO COLLIS

1968-1977 (DECEASED)

DON SMITH

1962-1967 (DECEASED)

GOVERNOR MIKE O'CALLAGHAN

First NIAA Southern Zone Commissioner
1961 (DECEASED)

Note: Mike O'Callaghan was elected the Governor of Nevada in 1971, and is the only Southern Regional Commissioner never to be a member of SNOA.
Governor Mike O'Callaghan | Photo Courtesy NevadaAppeal.com

ORIGINAL SEVEN BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SNOA (1951)

  • LOU ANTON
  • BOB CALKINS
  • MYRON PATRIDGE
  • R.E. TOBLER
  • JOHN F. HEHER
  • MIKE WERNER
  • GEORGE MAXWELL

50 YEARS IN OFFICIATING

  • WILLIAM “BILL” EVANS – 2012 (Photos)
  • MARC RATNER – 2016 (Photos)
  • NEIL GALLANT- 2019 (Photos)

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEMBERS

Current SNOA Members with 50+ years, 40+ years and 25+ years of service to the Southern Nevada Officials Association. Thank you for your many years of dedication and service to the Association and our community!

INTERESTING DATES
IN SNOA HISTORY

1951- November 20th, Incorporation of SNOA

1951-1966- SNOA only provided officials for baseball/softball, basketball, and football

1966- Wrestling was added to SNOA

1968- Soccer was added to SNOA

1969- First Annual SNOA Banquet held, November 17th 1969

1972- Legal membership age for SNOA lowered from 21 to 18

1972- SNOA elected officers became exempt from paying game fee assessment fee

1973- First women basketball officials join SNOA

1975- Volleyball was added to SNOA

1976- Track and Field was added to SNOA

1977- First two female football officials joined SNOA (Anna Adams + Denise Verret)

1977- Membership voted to separate the offices of SNOA Secretary and Treasurer for the first time, thus creating one additional seat on the Board of Directors. Both the secretary and treasurer positions were elected positions by the membership.

1978- SNOA conducted an association wide survey and the results yielded: 65% of its members were married, 50% were college graduates, the oldest active member was 71 and the average age of all officials was 34 years old.

1982- Due to CCSD budget cutbacks, freshman sports were eliminated for the 1982 school year.

1985- SNOA Soccer official John Kennedy is selected to officiate the NCAA Division 1 Soccer Championship game. Mr. Kennedy was also selected to officiate the 1986 NCAA Championship games as well. Mr. Kennedy was later inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2009.

1990- Swimming was added to SNOA

1991- Basketball official Mike Brooks is selected to officiate in the NCAA Women's Final Four, which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1997- Former SNOA Basketball official Judy Peterson becomes the first female in SNOA to officiate a Boy’s 3A basketball game. (3A was the highest level in Nevada in 1997)

2000- Basketball official Bobby mcRoy is selected to officiate in the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament, the first ever Nevada basketball official to achieve that level. Mr. McRoy was also selected again in 2010.

2000- Former Softball Umpire Jim Lykins participates in the Sydney Olympic Games as an on-field softball umpire.

2003- 2nd Vice-President was added to the SNOA Board of Control

2006- SNOA Member Marc Perlman is selected to officiate Super Bowl XL. Mr. Perlman was also selected to officiate Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, and Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 as well.

2008- SNOA Member Joe Burleson participates in the Beijing Olympic Games as an on- field baseball umpire

2010- Tre Maddox becomes the first ever basketball official from SNOA to officiate a regular season NBA basketball game.

2010- SNOA Member Kelly Gonzales is selected to umpire in the NCAA College World Series.

2013- Girls High School Flag Football is played as a sport full-fledged sport within the Clark County School District and is officiated with SNOA Football Officials.

2016- SNOA Member Darryl Johnson officiates the College Football National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. the Clemson Tigers, which was held in Glendale, Arizona.

2016- SNOA Member Joe Burleson is the home plate umpire for the NCAA National Championship Baseball Game between Coastal Carolina and the University of Arizona. This was the 5th time that Joe Burleson has been selected to umpire in the College World Series.

SNOA HONORARY MEMBERS

An Honorary Member of SNOA is an individual who has rendered distinguished service to the Association or to amateur athletics in the Southern Nevada area.

Below is the list of individuals that have been inducted as Honorary Members of SNOA.
A-Gs Gt-Mo Mn-Z
Don Aiken Larry Goins Sandy Morgan
Jim Allen Governor Kenny Guinn Hope Murphy
Lou Anton Steve Hanrahan Frank Nails
Victor Arbalaez Ken Hefner Governor Mike O’Callaghan
Fred Atiyeh Diane Hernandez Donnie Nelson
John Bass Mike Hines Mike O’Dea
Gary Batchelor Jim Holcomb Tony Paonessa
Bruce Bayne Jim Holliday Myron Partidge
Patricia Blackard Wes Hughes Bobby Peck
Paul Blackard Dr. Jerry Hughes Lou Pisani
Bill Bobier Carl Johnson Rod Poteete
Kermit Booker Carroll Johnston John Potocsky
Bill Boyd Tom Jones Nick Pugh
Jay Brown Albert Jordan Vonda Quinn
Frank Brusa Charles Jordan John Randall
John Cahlan Herb Kaufman Charles Razmic
Bob Calkins Bob Kelly Gary Redmond
Judy Cameron Jim Kelly Dale Reid
Chuck Chrysler Bill Kost Rick Richardson
Phil Clark Robert Kost Darwin Rost
Linda Close Jerry Lamb Sammy Rudder
Larry Conover Al LaRoque Dr. Donald Romeo
Vince Consul Phil Lawton Hal Rupercich
Angelo Collis Joe Lomanto Don Smith
Vince Courtney Bob Lunt Horrace Smith
Norm Craft Jim Lykins George Soule
Bob Crane Jack Mannion Greg Spencer
Al Crosby Izzy Marrion Joe Stein
Quintin Dailey Don Marshall Terry Tait
Duke Durden Ray Mathis John Tartan
Bill Evans Larry McFarlane R.E. Tobler
Bill Flaxa Bill McGee Rick Traasdahl
Bonnie Flaagen Larry McKay Art Vaneer
Markus Gallant Dr. Bruce Miller Ginger Whipple
Bill Gladding Hall Miller John Witkowski
Fred Glass Chuck Minker Roy Woofter
Dick Gregg Mario Monaco Frank Wilcox
Ron Montoya
Dick Morgan

NIAA HALL OF FAME

Since its inception, the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s (NIAA) Hall of Fame has sought to recognize individuals who have had a significant impact on the lives of Nevada’s young people through their involvement as an administrator, athlete, coach, contributor or official. The NIAA Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony originated in 1992 as a goal of Dr. Jerry A. Hughes, retired Executive Director of the NIAA, to honor such outstanding individuals. To be inducted to the “Hall” is a truly special achievement.

NIAA HALL OF FAME MEMBERS (SNOA)

LARRY McKAY

2019

BILL McGEE

2017 (DECEASED)

JERRY HUSTON

2017

BILL EVANS

2015

DAVE GERBER

2013

BOBBY PECK

2007

LOU PISANI

2005

CHUCK MINKER

2002 (DECEASED)

HAROLD RUPARCICH

1998 (DECEASED)

JIM HOLCOMBE

1997 (DECEASED)

LOU ANTON

1996 (DECEASED)

NORM CRAFT

1994

SOUTHERN NEVADA SPORTS HALL OF FAME MEMBERS (SNOA)

DUKE DURDEN

2012 (DECEASED)

BRUCE BAYNE

2010

MARC RATNER

2005

ANGELO COLLIS

1998 (DECEASED)

NIAA EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

BART THOMPSON

2015-PRESENT

EDDIE BONINE

2007-2015

DR. JERRY HUGHES

1989-2007

BERT COOPER

1974-1989

CLARK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACHES HALL OF FAME - SNOA INDUCTEES

CHUCK MINKER

2000 (DECEASED)

MARC RATNER

2005

JIM CAVIN

2006

TERRY TAIT

2009 (DECEASED)

VINCE CONSUL

2010 (DECEASED)

MARK PERLMAN

2011

SCOTT TEIFER

2011

JOHN WITKOWSKI

2013 (DECEASED)

DUKE DURDEN

2012 (DECEASED)

SNOA MEMBERSHIP TOTALS

1965 - 125
1972 - 192
1978- 256
1983 - 238
1988 - 384
2010 - 1018
2017 - 828
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