- Click to review the new official MHSAA Apparel Guide. It’s a clear guide that has plenty of visual examples to help us be consistent with uniform regulations. It is also available on our MDAO website under Basketball and Tips.
- Don’t forget to login to www.mhsaa.com and complete the basketball officials exam and the rules meeting if you have not done so already. Seriously, go do it now!
- As the season moves along, please email us at email@example.com with any rules interpretation questions or interesting plays.
Linda L. Drolet, age 71 of Berkley for 45 years, passed away at home surrounded by her family Friday, November 9, 2018. She was born September 5, 1947 in Ferndale to James and Barbara Watson.
Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed dearly.
She is survived by her husband and longtime official, Gary; children, David Hendricks, Deanna Hendricks, Michael Hendricks, Steven Hendricks, Meagan Hendricks, and Amber Drolet; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 14 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM the time of the Memorial Service at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 West Maple Road, Birmingham.
To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Linda L Drolet, please visit:
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials
Next Monday Night!
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Basketball Meeting
Monday November 12th at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
In the cafeteria on the West side of the high school.
We will be going over points of emphasis and other important topics for the upcoming basketball season.
Some reminders from the last meeting:
If you missed Nate Hamptom’s rules presentation at our last meeting, please remember to log into Officials Services on the MHSAA website and watch it to receive credit. Completion of the rules presentation is a requirement to be tournament eligible.
Another requirement is to be a member in good standing with a local approved association. If you did not get a chance to register with us, you can register at the meeting on Monday or print a copy for mailing with your dues by clicking the following link:
Hard Copy 2018-2019 Registration
As a reminder, we’ve been advised by MHSAA to clear out our members in good standing for each sport every year. To be considered a member in good standing with the MDAO for a sport, remember to:
1) pay your dues for the year,
2) submit an updated registration form (even if your information has not changed) and
3) attend at least two meetings in each sport you officiate.
Please email to Bob Czech firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in working at the Detroit Country Day pre-season scrimmage November 17 & 18 or email Wallace Whitfield email@example.com if you would like to work at John Glenn on November 17.
Don’t forget to order your MDAO gear from KV Sports of South Lyon at:
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you there!
If the only reason for stopping the clock is to move the chains for a first down, the 40 second clock will run as normal regardless of inbounds or out of bounds first down.
- Runner gains a first down in bounds – 40 second clock runs
- Runner gains first down ending out of bounds – 40 second clock runs
- Runner gains first down in bounds and is tackled by the facemask (or any other foul occurs during the down) – play clock set to 25 after penalty enforcement
- Runner gains first down ending out of bounds and is tackled by the facemask (or any other foul occurs during the down) – play clock is set to 25 after penalty enforcement
In examples #1 & #3, the game clock will begin when the referee winds the clock and should be done as soon as the umpire receives the ball. In example #2 & #4, the game clock will begin with the snap.
Please see below the two recent obituaries.
Thank you – Metro Detroit Athletic Officials
– – There will never be another one like him.
Steve Rhoads, affectionately known as “Coach,” called his final play on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. He was 75. Coach is survived by his wife, Gerri, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, a sister, several nieces, nephews, and a host of loving relatives and friends. Visitation will be held 9am-11am, followed by a memorial service at 11am, Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Birmingham First United Methodist Church, 1589 W Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009. A gathering of family and friends will follow at Pasquales, 31555 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48073. *In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Berkley High School scholarship fund – details forthcoming.
James A. David, DDS
Bloomfield Township – James A. David, DDS, 67, of Bloomfield Township, died September 28.
A graduate of De La Salle Collegiate High School, University of Detroit and University of Detroit School of Dentistry, Dr. David practiced in the eastern suburbs before opening the David Dental Clinic in Clinton Township. After retiring, he became a Practice Broker to dentists throughout the state.
For many years Dr. David was a referee at area high school and collegiate basketball games, and avid golfer, playing for decades at the Detroit Golf Club.
Dr. David is survived by his wife, Joan (Boulus); mother Rose David; daughter, Terese; sisters Judy Simony (Jerry); Mary Terry (Chris); and brothers John (Carleen) and Albert; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He is the son of the late Albert David.
The family will welcome friends at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 1, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Rd. in St. Clair Shores. A memorial service will follow at 11.
Donations may be made in Dr. David’s name to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1740 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207.