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


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Community Events Involving Board 194 Members:

Very proud of our membership who donated and raised nearly $5000 to support and provide meals to health care workers at 11 of our area hospitals in April and May 2020 during the heart of the pandemic!

Congratulations to Nelson Ribon, Board #194 Secretary/Treasurer, for being re-appointed for a second 3-year term onto the International Association of Approved Basketball Official's (IAABO) Executive Committee. He has been serving as the Region 3 (NJ) representative since 2017.

January 23 - 29, 2017

Thank you to for raising nearly $35,000 over the past six seasons for our "Officials vs. Cancer" campaigns. Great job!

Thank you for your efforts in helping us raise over $4700 in 2020.

Congratulations to Larry Wiltbank, our 2019 Joe Callano Award recipient!

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Congratulations to Ed Sarluca, our 2019 Jim Sullivan Award recipient!

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Congratulations to Chris Rizzo, our 2019 recipient of the Lou DeGeorge "Strive for Excellence" Award.

Congratulations to Pat McGaheran, the 2019 recipient of the Arthur W. Harmon, Jr. Memorial Award.

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Congratulations to Lou DeGeorge who was honored with "Board Honorary Member" status on March 29, 2018.

He joins Dave Vivino, Bob Delaney, Jack Nies, Joe Palaia and Warren Wolf with this tremendous Board distinction.

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 officiating career on a high note with dozens of his fellow officials on hand for his special game at Brookdale CC.

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 June 14, 2021)

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


Manasquan High School Basketball Programs for being selected as our 2020 Gerry White Sportsmanship Award recipient! 

Southern Regional High School Basketball Programs for being selected as our 2020 Mickey Hart Sportsmanship Award recipient! 


The O'Donnell family on the passing of member Ken O'Donnell on June 12, 2021. OBITUARY

The Maguire family on the passing of member Kevin Maguire on June 8, 2021. OBITUARY

The Woolf Family on the passing of member Dick Woolf on May 7, 2021.  OBITUARY

The Ward family on the passing of Regina Ward, mother of member Kenny Ward, on March 17, 2021.

The Lopes and Millevoi families on the passing of Joe Lopes, brother of Tom Lopes and brother-in-law of Dennis Millevoi on February 3, 2021.

The Johnston Family on the passing of Richard C Johnston, Sr., Rich's father and Andrew's grandfather on February 1, 2021. OBITUARY

The Messa Family on the passing of Angela Messa, mother of Ron Messa, on December 23, 2020. OBITUARY

The Albert Family on the passing of Dick Albert, husband of of Lori Albert, on December 4, 2020. 

The Williams Family on the passing of Ralph F. Williams Sr.. father of Ralph Williams, on October 24, 2020. OBITUARY

The Lester Family on the passing of Arlene Tina Snipe, sister of James Lester, on October 4, 2020.  OBITUARY

The Faulhaber family on the passing of fellow member Jim Faulhaber on August 19, 2020.  OBITUARY

The Grau family on the passing of Harry's mother Helen Grau on August 17, 2020 OBITUARY

To the Kornegay family on the passing of Ron's son Rasheen Kornegay in August 2020. 

To the Werner family on the passing of Jean's brother Robert Watson in August 2020. 

The Grayson Family on the passing of Mark's mother-in-law on June 23, 2020. OBITUARY

The Stallworth Family on the passing of Bruce's brother, and Jason and Mary's uncle on June 21, 2020. OBITUARY

The Gladden Family on the passing of fellow member Derek Gladden on June 13, 2020. OBITUARY

Board 34 for the passing of two of their officials, member Marty Derer and cadet Steve Petner.  

To the Fata family on the passing of Larry's father, Angelo Joseph Fata, on April 19, 2020. OBITUARY

The Moran Family on the passing of Jim and Mike's mother Marilyn on March 8, 2020. OBITUARY

The Moran Family on the passing of Jim and Mike's brother Kevin on Feb 1, 2020. OBITUARY

The Santucci Family on the passing of our fellow IAABO member Lou Santucci on January 6, 2020 OBITUARY