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Uyl To Serve As MHSAA’s Next Executive Director

Mark Uyl’s impact on educational athletics has stretched from his hometown across this state and our country as a teacher, coach, administrator and one of the nation’s most respected voices in sport officiating. The Caledonia native and assistant director for the Michigan High School Athletic Association over the last 14 years is now charged with leading the Association as it continues in the work he has championed for two decades.

Read more here:
https://secondhalf.mhsaa.com/All-News/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/7228/Uyl-to-Serve-as-MHSAAs-Next-Executive-Director

Please help us congratulate Mark as the new MHSAA Executive Director

Officials for Kids 12th Annual Golf Outing

Officials for Kids
12th Annual Golf Outing
Sunday, June 24th, 2018
Warren Valley Golf Course
26116 W Warren St, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
9:00AM Shotgun Start
 Plan to be at Golf Course at 8:00AM to check in
4-person scramble – All abilities welcome!
$90 per person includes:
•18 holes of golf with cart
•Sit down buffet follows
•Door prizes for everyone
For over 12 years, the Officials for Kids outing has been one of the most affordable and most pleasurable golf outings for golfers, officials, coaches and friends of high school athletics; and we are always trying to improve the quality of that golfing experience. From once-a-year players to avid golfer, everyone thoroughly enjoys the atmosphere generated at this fine golf course. We are looking forward to another fantastic event to benefit the charity. Last year this event raised over $4,500 for Beaumont Children’s Hospital!  Thank you for your support!
100% of proceeds will benefit:
Beaumont Children’s Hospital
If you need further information or directions to the golf course, please contact:
Joe McCormick 734-558-7256,  joemac615@comcast.net
Bob Williams   313-919-3609  robert.williams@uofdjesuit.org
To secure your tee time, click here for the registration form and send it with full payment to:
Joe McCormick, 23948 Montague Drive, Brownstown Twp, MI 48134
Make checks payable to United Federation of Officials or “UFO”

Time Change for Last Baseball/Softball Meeting

This coming Monday night April 30th will be our last MDAO baseball/softball meeting.

Due to a scheduling conflict baseball will be at 6:30pm and softball will start at 7:30pm.

As always, we are at
Birmingham Groves High School 20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
in the cafeteria (West entrance).
Monday April 30th – 6:30pm/7:30pm
See you Monday night!
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

MHSAA 20, 30, 40, 45 & 50-YEAR OFFICIALS

These local football, basketball and softball/baseball officials on this list will receive their 20, 30, 40, 45 or 50-year service awards at the 39th annual Officials’ Awards & Alumni Banquet at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, in East Lansing on May 5, 2018. A sincere congratulations to everyone!
20 YEAR OFFICIALS
Berkley – Charles Dzwigalski (MDAO)
Bloomfield Hills – Matthew T McDermott (MDAO)
Canton – Jay S Obsniuk
Canton – Keith R Jungquist
Clinton Township – Devlin D Bell
Clinton Township – Steven N Price
Commerce Township – Rob Witherspoon
Detroit – DaCory S Cooper
Detroit – Lamard H Howell
Detroit – Rickie M Miller (MDAO)
Detroit – Duane J Threatt
Grosse Pointe Woods – Bob Blair
Highland Park – Anthony C Ball
Livonia – Michael R Fenbert (MDAO)
Oak Park – Wheeler A Winslow (Tee)
Ortonville – Robert A Eisiminger Jr. (MDAO)
Pontiac – Peter T Long (MDAO)
Rochester Hills – Angelo P Matera
Southfield – Timothy J Adams
Southfield – John H Barnhill III (MDAO)
Southgate – Gregory S St John
Spring Arbor – Michael D Raffin
Sterling Heights – Daniel M Kellogg
Sterling Heights – Raymond E Lemanski (MDAO)
Troy – Shane F Bies (MDAO)
Walled Lake – Larry E Wilinski
Warren – Dennis W Donald
Warren – Gary L Wagenschutz (MDAO)
West Bloomfield Twp – Charles O Redden (MDAO)
30 YEAR OFFICIALS
Allen Park – Timothy Turgyan
Dearborn Heights – Andrew T Sitarski
Detroit – Nikito K Merchant
Detroit – Walter R Strong Sr. (MDAO)
Milford – Douglas A Flees
Northville – Lee A Scafidi (MDAO)
Plymouth – David J Workman (MDAO)
Southgate – Reginald E Smith (MDAO)
Warren – Malcolm D Pennington III (MDAO)
Washington – Thomas J Polite
West Bloomfield – Daniel Camarena (MDAO)
Westland – Gary S Gaspas (MDAO)
Westland – William J Strang
Wixom – Charles A Phillipson (MDAO)
40 YEAR OFFICIALS
Berkley – Charles A Tyrrell
Grosse Pointe Park – Joseph M Macksoud (MDAO)
Madison Heights – Joseph E Marcinkowski (MDAO)
Novi – James S Kowalczyk
Roseville – Robert W Iwasko Sr.
Shelby Township – Michael R Gentry
Sterling Heights – Jack Abbate Jr.
Taylor – Clayton S Conner
Trenton – Richard B Weiss
45 YEAR OFFICIALS
Canton – David H Mattingly
South Lyon – Richard M Gibson (MDAO)
Trenton – Frank Jaskula
50 YEAR OFFICIALS
Dearborn – Eugene L Smith
Lake Orion – G. Timothy Curtis
Let us know if missed anyone!

First MDAO Baseball/Softball Meeting

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend!
Monday night is our first MDAO baseball/softball meeting.
First time listed is for baseball.
As always, we are at Birmingham Groves High School 20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025 in the little theater (West entrance).
Monday April 2nd – 6:30pm/7:30pm
Please be prompt because we plan to stay on time and be home for the game!

2018 Metro Detroit Football Officials Clinic Save the Date!

Save the Date!

June 23, 2018
2018 Metro Detroit Football Officials Clinic

7 Man High School Mechanics During 7 v 7 Passing Camp
Cost: $65 (includes: On Field Evaluations, Classroom Breakout Sessions, T-Shirt and Lunch)

For more information contact: Gaylon Williams refereegaylon@gmail.com

Learn 7 Man high school mechanics from officials in the following leagues:
NFL – B1G – MAC – MVFC – SWAC -CFO WEST (Big XII, MWC, Southland) GLIAC – MIAA – MHSAA

Football Officials and Coaches Summit

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2nd ANNUAL COACHES/OFFICIALS SUMMIT
GROVES HIGH SCHOOL
20500 W. 13 MILE ROAD, BIRMINGHAM
SMALL THEATER (West Entrance)
MARCH 20, 2018
7-9 PM
We are pleased to announce that we will host the 2nd annual Coaches/Officials Summit. Our objectives are to build on the last year’s success while incorporating the meaningful suggestions from the attendees. It is appropriate to say that officiating philosophy and rules application should be uniform regardless of which crew is working a game or which assigner sent them so, although this event is hosted by the MDAO, we are inviting everybody who is affected by the coach/official relationship. We believe having this type of meeting in the off-season and away from the intensity of a game can really accomplish our goals which are to:
1. Strive for mutual trust and understanding between both groups through straight-forward, constructive and honest dialog.
2. Break down barriers that emanate from a lack of communication both on and off the field
3. Get everyone on the same page involving the most inconsistently enforced rules (called or not – and why).
AGENDA INCLUDES:
7p-8p – Dan Kellogg (official) & Pete Oudsema (official) will give a presentation about effective communication. Ken Stefanski (official) will give a presentation about holding including video.
8p-9p – Open forum Q&A. Coaches, officials and AD’s are encouraged to e-mail Bob Foss (bob@detroit2auto.com) any specific questions in advance.
There will be light refreshments and snacks
With your help, we can continue to improve the High School Football experience for everyone.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Jack Morris and Bob Foss
MDAO Football Trainers

SB 200 & 201 Project Request

State Senator Hood is working on a project to increase awareness on SBs 200 and 201. SBs 200 and 201 would increase the penalties for assaulting and battering a sports official. Senator Hood is deeply passionate about these bills and would like to see that they are signed into law.

In order to raise awareness of this legislation, his office is coordinating the production of a video that is intended to educate Michigan residents about the dangers associated with being a sports official and to encourage people to contact their state legislators to support the bill to generate momentum for a Senate vote. Right now, SBs 200 and 201 have been voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee but have seemed to stall in getting a vote on the Senate floor.

How you can help: If you would like to participate, you can expect to be asked the following questions for the video production:

1.)    What is your personal story regarding fan/parent aggression?

2.)    Why do you think this bill would help?

3.)    What does this bill mean for you?

4.)    What would it mean for the future of sports?

5.)    What would it mean for future referee recruits?

6.)    What could the future of youth sports look like if nothing is done to help stop aggression against referees?

7.)    What lesson is aggression against referees teaching our children?

In order to participate, please send the best phone number to contact you at, no later than Monday, January 15th at 5:00 pm to:

Nathan Kark

Chief of Staff Senator Morris W. Hood III

Minority Floor Leader Michigan Senate District 3

NKark@senate.michigan.gov

ph   (517) 373-1254

fax  (517) 373-5338