Welcome to Shore District Board #194, International Association Approved Basketball Officials!

IAABO FALL SEMINAR INFORMATION - Newark, DE: September 14 - 17, 2017

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January 23 - 29, 2017

Thank you to for donating $6,600 for our 2017 Officials vs. Cancer campaign. Great job!

2018 OvC Game Week: Jan. 22 - 28, 2018

THANK YOU FOR DONATING TO OvC CAMPAIGN!

Congratulations to James Lester, our 2017 Joe Callano Award recipient!

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Congratulations to Bill Baronowsky, our 2017 Jim Sullivan Award recipient!

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Congratulations to Lori Lidlow and Charlie Gill, this year's co-recipients of the Lou DeGeorge "Strive for Excellence" Award.

Congratulations to Nelson Ribon, Board #194 Secretary/Treasurer, for being selected to serve on the International Association of Approved Basketball Official's (IAABO) Executive Committee. He'll serve as the Region 3 (NJ) representative for a 3-year term.

Congratulations to George Fixter, the 2016 recipient of the Arthur W. Harmon, Jr. Memorial Award.

Congratulations to Dave Vivino who was honored by the Executive Board with "Board Honorary Member" status in 2016. He joins Bob Delaney, Jack Nies, Joe Palaia and Warren Wolf with this tremendous Board distinction.

Congratulations to Dennis Millevoi for his induction as an IAABO Life Member on April 25th, 2015 in Rochester NY.  This is IAABO's highest honor. Dennis joined IAABO Executive Director Tom Lopes and IAABO Past President Lou DeGeorge as Board 194’s only IAABO Life Members!

Congratulations to Lou DeGeorge for officiating his final high school game on Sunday, February 22, 2015 during the 2015 SCT Boy's Quarterfinal Round. Lou finished his illustrious 45-year career on a high note with dozens of his fellow officials on hand for this special game.

So You Want to Become an IAABO Official?!

For information on becoming an IAABO basketball official please email us utilizing the Contact Us link above. Application information becomes available in April of each year and closes on June 30.

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About Us (Updated September 13, 2017)

Shore District Board #194 IAABO trains and provides male and female basketball officials in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in Central and Southern New Jersey. We have a membership of approximately 350 active officials that officiate all levels including all of the Shore Conference high schools within both counties.

Our goal is to continue to improve as well as train all our members in order to provide the best officials on the basketball court in accordance with the IAABO tradition. Shore District Board 194, a non-profit organization, is one of the larger IAABO boards in the country. We value our work ethic in developing, training, and supplying the best officials in the state of New Jersey.

Through your membership in the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. you are a member of the only organization of its kind in the world: a nonprofit service and professional organization managed by and for basketball referees. Founded in 1923, IAABO's stated purposes are:

  • To educate, train, develop, and provide continuous instruction for basketball officials.
  • To promote the welfare of the game of basketball, its players and officials.
  • To maintain the highest standard of basketball officiating.
  • To encourage the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship.
  • To have available at all times an adequate number of thoroughly trained and capable officials.
  • To cooperate with all organizations officially connected with the game of basketball in furthering its interests and ideals.

Through a worldwide organization of some 200 local "boards" spanning 38 States and 11 foreign countries, IAABO has been the unparalleled and undisputed leader in worldwide training of basketball officials in the areas of:

  • Basketball rules
  • Mechanics and techniques of officiating
  • Organization of local officials' groups
  • Development of curricula and standards by which other officials' organizations are judged

Training and education processes are ongoing—augmented by comprehensive written and practical programs, updated annually (or more often as needed). Throughout the year, the IAABO office, in conjunction with nationally acclaimed clinicians, constantly develops and improves teaching and testing techniques.

Recruitment of new members by local organizations is supported by the national public relations efforts of the IAABO office and the reputation of IAABO as the leader in basketball officiating.

New Jersey IAABO Boards

Board 33   Board 34   Board 168   Board 193    Board 196

Best Wishes/ Congratulations To:

James Lester, our 2017 Joe Callano Award recipient

Lori Lidlow & Charlie Gill, our co-recipients of the Lou DeGeorge Award.

Nelson Ribon, on his appointment to the IAABO Executive Committee, as the Region 3 representative.

Shore Board #194 Sends Their Condolences:

To the Freglette Family on the passing of member Jim Freglette's father on June 20, 2017. OBITUARY 

To the O'Neill Family, on the passing of member Jeff O'Neill's father Charles on April 4, 2017 OBITUARY

To the Weldon Family, on the passing of member Casey's brother Terrance on March 23, 2017 OBITUARY

To the Bloxom Family, on the passing of member Doug's mother-in-law, Audrey Thompson, on February 23, 2017 OBITUARY

To the Kelly Family, on the passing of member Bob's sister recently.

To the Warner Family, on the passing of member Art's sister in late November.

To the Danella Family, on the passing of fellow member Jim's father, Anthony Danella Jr. on October 17, 2016. OBITUARY

To the Macartney Family, on the passing of fellow member Dave Macartney's father on August 30, 2016. Since he resided in Florida, no service information or obituary was available.

To the Johnston Family on the passing of Ernest Liberati, father-in-law and grandfather of members Rich & Andrew Johnston respectively, on August 17, 2016. OBITUARY

To the Sauer Family on the passing of Nancy DeGeorge, sister-in-law of member John Sauer on August 11, 2016 OBITUARY

To the Martin Family on the passing of Yvonne Reid, wife of member Ken Martin, on June 12, 2016. OBITUARY

To the Fitzsimmons Family on the passing of Connie Fitzsimmons, mother of member Joe Fitzsimmons, on May 28, 2016.  OBITUARY

To the Casciano Family on the passing of fellow member Vinnie Casciano on May 11, 2016. OBITUARY

To the Powers Family on the passing of Thomas J. Powers, longtime former member, and father of current member John Powers, on April 4, 2016. OBITUARY

To the Lynch Family on the passing of fellow member Kathy Lynch's brother, Douglas Lynch on March 18, 2016 OBITUARY

To the Palaia Family on the passing of fellow member Denise's brother Joseph James on January 24, 2016. OBITUARY

To the Comello Family on the passing of fellow member Robert's mother Barbara on January 6, 2016 OBITUARY

To the Cosentino Family on the passing of fellow member Bob's father Robert Sr. on October 23, 2015 OBITUARY

To the Fitzsimmons Family on the passing of fellow member Joe's father Joseph Patrick on September 13, 2015. OBITUARY

To the Martin Family on the passing of longtime member Joe Martin on September 13, 2015. OBITUARY

To the Lester Family on the passing of fellow member James' grandson Evan on July 21, 2015. OBITUARY

To the Magovern Family on the passing of former member Brian Magovern's wife Jane on April 16, 2015. OBITUARY