Charles William Smith (Bill, C.W., C. William)

Posted on: March 22nd, 2011
2011 Hall of Fame Inductees

Bill Smith

Being a member of the CFOA has been like being a member of a great family. There have been ups and downs and moments of pulling together to get things done. There have been many joys, such as dressing at the motels, watching news sports highlights on TV and going out for BBQ until 2 or 3am, and then doing little league or Pop Warner football on Saturday mornings. There was the support of the CFOA while being unemployed and the joy and support of working “the Big Games.” It doesn’t take 300 words to express the love and joy of being a member of the CFOA. It is something that cannot be expressed in words. It is an unforgettable life-time experience.



Personal Information: Married to Norma for 49 years with 2 children and 11 grandchildren

Place of Birth: New York, N.Y.

Current Location: Orlando, FL

Retired Project Manager, Computer Specialist, Youth Sports Coordinator, Computer Manager, Computer Programmer, Computer Operator, Letter Carrier

Central Florida Officials Association Member: 31 Years in CFOA from 1980 to Present

Other Associations:
1987 to 1998: US Amateur Softball Association
1980 to 1998: Orlando Amateur Softball Association
1982 to 1989: Central Florida Track Officials
Current: Florida High School Athletic Association

Personal Accomplishments in the CFOA:

  • 1990 Received Superior Rating as a Football Official
  • 1991 Received Superior Rating as a Basketball Official
  • 2000 Awarded 20 years of service
  • 2005 Awarded 25 years of service
  • My son Ted became an official in 1985, and I had the pleasure of working with him for a couple of years until he joined the army.

Office/Position(s) Held in the CFOA:
Area Director, Vice President of Education 1988-1990, Vice President of Basketball 2003-2004

Personal Accomplishments in Other Associations:

  • 1989 – Present
    Official Scorekeeper – Orlando Magic
    NBA All Star Game 1992
    All Magic playoff games
    Missed a total of 2 games since 1989
  • 1990 – Present
    Scoreboard Operator – Orlando Predators
    Missed a total of 4 Games since 1990
    Worked all Arena Bowl Games held in Orlando
  • 1980 – 1998
    Member of U. S./Orlando Amateur Softball Association
    1984 – Orlando’s Amateur Softball Association’s “Mr. Hustle” Award
    1987 – 1989 Selected to 3 National Tournaments
    1988 & 1989 Worked the Championship Game
    1989 – Inducted into the ASA National Indicator Fraternity
    1995 – Inducted into the ASA Orlando’s Hall of Honor
    Many Local, State, and Regional Qualifying Tournaments
  • 1992 – 1999
    Official Scorekeeper – Orlando Cubs and Orlando O’Rays
  • 1991 – 1995
    City of Orlando Youth Sports Coordinator
    Football Program
    Basketball Program (Martin Luther King Tournaments/Florida Youth Basketball Tournaments-Local/District/State)
    Track Program (Hershey Qualifying Meet/Local, District)
    Assisted with the State Baseball Program
    1994 – Inception year of Jackie Robinson League
  • 1982 – 1989
    Member Central Florida Track Officials Club
    Timed many district, regional, and state meets
    Head timer in state meets in 1987 – 1989
    Head Timer Golden South Meet 1987-1988 – Winter Park, Florida
    Head timer for National Masters Track Meet – Orlando Florida
    Head timer for the Red Lobster Half Marathon – Orlando, Florida
    Florida Relays – Gainesville, Florida
    Junior Olympics – Clearwater, Florida
    SEC Indoor Championships – Gainesville, Florida
  • 1977 – 1980
    Member New Jersey North Board #33
    Basketball Official
    Member U.S./New Jersey Amateur Softball Association
    Softball Umpire
  • 1972 – 1979
    East Orange Youth In Action
    Bowling Coach – Richmond, Virginia 1978
    Detroit, Michigan 1979
    Basketball Assistant Coach
    1975 Small Fry Tournament – Puerto Rico
    1972 – 1977 Little Lad National Tournaments – Heightstown, N. J.
    1975 Little Lad National Champions – Heightstown, N.J. (Head Coach)
    U.S. Youth team defeated the Junior Russian Team – South Orange, N. J.
  • 1973 – 1977
    East Orange Panthers Youth Football Coach
    1975 State Youth Football Champs
    Buddy Young Football League – New York City, N.Y.
    Played in Washington D.C. Invitational
  • 1963 – 1967
    East Orange Tigers Youth Football Coach
    Undefeated season 1964
    Had players that went on to: University of Southern California/Idaho University/Cincinnati University/Bethune Cookman College and many others

Sports Officiated:

Play-off games officiated (District, Regional, State):
1986 – Worked the 1A State Football Championship
2000 – Worked the 5A State Football Championship Game
2008 - Worked the 5A State Football Championship Game
Many district and regional football playoffs
1991 – Worked the 5A Girls State Semi-final basketball game in Tallahassee, Florida
Many district and regional basketball playoffs


Bill & Norma Smith


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