Welcome to SHORE DISTRICT BOARD #194, International Association Approved Basketball Officials!





2018 Banquet PICTURES; Banquet ARTICLE

January 23 - 29, 2017

Thank you to for raising nearly $30,000 over the past five seasons for our "Officials vs. Cancer" campaigns. Great job!

Thank you for your efforts in helping us raise $4600.

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 John Scoras, the 2017 recipient of the Arthur W. Harmon, Jr. Memorial Award.

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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!

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 January of each year and closes on March 1st.

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About Us (Updated April 10, 2018)

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

Congratulations To:

James Lester, our 2017 Joe Callano Award recipient

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

Bill Baronowsky, our Jim Sullivan Award recipient

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

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.

Shore Board #194 Sends Their Condolences:

To the O'Connor Family on the passing of fellow member Rich on March 3, 2018. Obituary

To the Tobasco Family on the passing of fellow member Peter's father in February 2018. Obituary

To the Marinelli Family on the passing of cadet official Rich's mother in February 2018.

To the Smith Family on the passing of fellow member Vinny's brother James in November 2017.

To the Scott Family on the passing of fellow member and Past President Dick Scott. Obituary

To the Hawkins Family on the passing of member Pete's son Brian. Obituary

To the DeGeorge Family on the passing of member Lou's mother Angela.

To the Surgot Family on the passing of member Tom's brother.

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