Crowley reflects on legendary officiating career

For 35 years, Mickey Crowley ran up and down the basketball court as a referee, officiating in some of the biggest college basketball games in the country. Click here to read story.

Referee Blows Whistle on Cancer

Click here to read and view a segment on IAABO Board 114 member Hank Boldrin, Sr.

Len Maida Passes

Leonard Maida, Board 51, New York, passed away  on Saturday, November 28, 2015.  He was the 67th President of IAABO, Inc. and an IAABO Life Member.  Len was a member of IAABO for over 56 years and will be missed by all. Our condolences go out to his family. 

Tax Records

Officiating is an avocation that carries with it a need for a high level of integrity. Part of carrying out this high standard is meeting your responsibility to society, in general, by paying your taxes. IIt is equally wrong to overpay taxes and preventing overpayment begins with great records. Click here to view and print a form and instructions for keeping records

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

Are you ready for the upcoming season?  Click here to view a presentation that was presented by Michelle Futrell, Sr. Instructor/Clinical Coordinator, Athletic Training Education Program,College of Charleston, at the IAABO Fall Seminar in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Buzzer Beater

Click here to view IAABO officials in action on a great last second try for goal.  What a great finish to a game!  This is about getting it right.  Notice that they huddle and discuss the play and come up with the decision as a crew. There is no monitor available, therefore they utilized their vast training through IAABO to adjudicate this decision. Bravo!!!!

Time Out

Take a minute to ask yourself the following question. Does your Board purchase the IAABO Sponsored Accident/Liability insurance for you and your co-officials? This is a very busy time of year for everyone, and basketball is right around the corner. Click here for more information about insurance

IAABO President Appointed as NCAA Regional Advisor for Men’s Division I Basketball

IAABO President Board 40 New York member Jack Sweeney was recently appointed as a Regional Advisor for the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball.  Sweeney is a former Division I basketball official, who officiated more the 700 Division I Men’s Basketball games in the Atlantic 10, Northeast Conference, American East, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the Patriot and Ivy Leagues.  In addition, he officiated in several NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship tournaments.  Sweeney has been a member of IAABO for almost 40 years and is a Past President of IAABO Board No. 40 and a Lifetime member of IAABO, Inc.  He is the currently Coordinator of Officials for the ASAP, NJCAA, Region XV, New York.  Jack and his wife, Carol Ann, reside in East Patchogue, New York.

Frosty Francis Court

As part of a recent renovation at Kingswood-Oxford School, the "Frosty Francis Court", was installed as a tribute to "Frosty's" legacy and the individuals he inspired.  Frosty was the Executive Director of IAABO, Inc. and the Supervisor of Men's Basketball Officials for the Patriot and Ivy Leagues.  In these positions, he had a great influence on many basketball officials and contributed to the success of both organizations.  If anyone is interested in making a tax-deductible gift, please make your check or money order payable to Kingswood-Oxford School and in the memo section of the check, please write "Frosty Francis Court". 
If you would like to make your donation online, please go to and in the "comments" section at the bottom of the page, please type in "Frosty Francis Court".  Should you wish to make a gift of stock, or if you have other questions, please contact Mitch Linker at Kingswood Oxford AT 860.727.5012

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