Welcome to SHORE DISTRICT BOARD #194, International Association Approved Basketball Officials!
Congratulations to Nelson Ribon, Shore Board #194 Secretary/ Treasurer, for being re-appointed for a third 3-year term onto the International Association of Approved Basketball Official's (IAABO) Executive Committee in 2023. He has been serving as the Region 3 (NJ) representative to IAABO since 2017.
Thank you to for raising over $40,000 since 2015 for our "Officials vs. Cancer" campaigns. Great job!
Congratulations to Mark Grayson, our 2023 Joe Callano Award recipient!
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Congratulations to Dawn Karpell, our 2023 Jim Sullivan Award recipient!
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Congratulations to Sean Barksdale, our 2023 recipient of the Tom Lopes "Outstanding Potential" Award presented to the top Cadet official.
Congratulations to Russ Gilmore, our 2023 recipient of the Lou DeGeorge "Strive for Excellence" Award.
Congratulations to Harry Grau, the 2023 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 former IAABO Executive Director Tom Lopes, IAABO Past President Lou DeGeorge, and Bill Carlone as Board 194’s IAABO Life Members!
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About Us (Updated Nov 14, 2023)
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 over 300 that
officiate all levels, including all of the Shore Conference high schools within
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.
CONGRATULATIONS GO OUT TO:
Raritan High School Basketball Programs for being selected as our 2023 Gerry White Sportsmanship Award recipient!
Barnegat High School Basketball Programs for being selected as our 2023 Mickey Hart Sportsmanship Award recipient!
CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO:
The Rovira Family on the passing of Maria Rogers, mother of member Mike Rovira, on November 3, 2023. OBITUARY
The Fitzsimmons Family on the passing of Michael John Fitzsimmons, brother of member Joe, on June 17, 2023. OBITUARY
The Treffinger Family on the passing of Ruth Treffinger, mother of member Linda, on June 3, 2023. OBITUARY
The Werner Family on the passing of Gregory Thomas Werner, Sr. the brother of John, and uncle of John III, on May 7, 2023. OBITUARY
The George Family on the passing of Susan C George, wife of member Jack, on April 29, 2023. OBITUARY
The Coleman Family on the passing of Ronald F Coleman, father of member Keith Coleman on April 4, 2023. OBITUARY
The Stallworth Family on the passing of Michael L Stallworth, Sr. father of member Jason, brother to Bruce, and uncle to Mary, on February 9, 2023. OBITUARY
Bonk Family on the passing of Tony's mother on December 17, 2022.
The Baruka Family on the passing of David's father on December 15, 2022.
The Cascone Family on the passing of Margaret Cascone, mother of Jon, on November 26, 2022. OBITUARY