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CFOA Condolences - December 16th, 2009
CFOA Member James Boyd’s father passed away over the weekend. At the meeting on Sunday, Xiomara will be collecting donations to send to the family to help with funeral service arrangements, in lieu of flowers.
The passing of Mack Powell- December 2nd, 2009
It is with much sadness that the CFOA reports that Mack Powell has passed away. Mack was a long time CFOA Football and Basketball official and was an inaugural inductee into the CFOA Hall of Fame in 2008. A memorial service was held for Mack Tuesday morning.
CFOA Official Featured in Referee Magazine - October 20th, 2009
CFOA Official Leisha Cavallaro was featured in the November Issue of Referee Magazine in a 5-page article on college students that officiate Flag Football. Click here to download the article.
Treasurer's Announcement List- August 20th, 2009
Click for this year's updates from Greg Vanatta

Passing of a former member - August 20th, 2009

The CFOA is mourning the loss of Mr. Jim Worley, a former member of the CFOA.

Bill Knight - June 25th, 2009

CFOA Member Bill Knight is in Sand Lake Hospital for a knee replacement.

A team of officials collides with the courts - May 28th, 2009

An important reminder about sideline safety in football, click here to read.

Letter from a former official - May 28th, 2009

The CFOA received this note from a former official, click here to read

FHSAA Flag Football Finals - May 10th, 2009

Congratulations to the CFOA Flag Football Crew #1 for officiating the state championship game between Jupiter and Leon High Schools in Boca Raton. The crew consisted of Referee - Jeff Pon, Line Judge - Leisha Cavallaro, Back Judge - Cary Fields, and Field Judge - Gary Cahen.

Central Florida Officials Association Inducts 5 - April 26th, 2009

Bill Buchalter | RECRUITING CENTRAL | Orlando Sentinel

The Central Florida Officials Association, recognized by many as Florida's finest high school officiating group, inducted five new members into its Hall of Fame on Saturday in induction ceremonies at Altamonte Springs. Veteran officials Don Jonas, Greg LeFils, Jim Moten and Don Asher, plus Wib Robertson, honored posthumously, were inducted into the second class. The CFOA inaugural group of 25 was inducted a year ago, catching up on more than 60 years of working high school sports in Central Florida. Jonas also previously served the community as UCF's first football coach. LeFils was a former president of the officials organization, and Robertson served as principal at Winter Park for many years. Veteran basketball official Don Rutledge was the keynote speaker.

Member News - April 6th, 2009

Congratulations to CFOA official Kenny Totten, who officiated the 2009 NIRSA National Men's Collegiate Championship game in Detroit, MI during the Final Four and broadcast live on CBS College Sports.

CFOA Basketball - March 19th, 2009

Congratulations to the crews that worked FHSAA Basketball Finals games.

CFOA Crew Assigned 5A Final in Football - January 12th, 2009

Congratulations to the crew that worked the 5A state final between St. Thomas and Lakeland. CFOA Crew Assigned 5A Final in Football

Member News - February 12th, 2009

CFOA Alum Roy Ellison worked his first Super Bowl.( LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Member News - April 5th, 2009

James Norman (football & basketball official) and Katrina Studstill (football official) will be united in holy matrimony on Saturday, May 2, 2009.

Member Update - January 12th, 2009

Travis Sherwin was working the chains at the Under Amour Game last Sunday night on the first play of the game a out of bounds play caused him to break his leg just below his knee cap. He had to have surgery on it Monday afternoon. He is doing well. If anyone would like to email him his email address is: Please keep Travis and his family in your prayers he is already looking forward to the spring football games.



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