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.
Please help us congratulate Mark as the new MHSAA Executive Director
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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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:
Chief of Staff Senator Morris W. Hood III
Minority Floor Leader Michigan Senate District 3
ph (517) 373-1254
fax (517) 373-5338