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Southern Independent Conference Officials Association      

 

    

Gone But Never Forgotten

You Pushed Us, You Stressed Us, You Challenged Us
To Make Us Better Officials & Better People.
Your Legacies Will Go On As Those You Inspired &
Impacted Will Carry On To A New Era Of Sports Officials.

         Bill DeCosta        Gary Stanley       Joseph Tatol    Herb Latel

              Bill DeCosta                             Gary Stanley                                  Joe Tatol                         Herb Latel
              1935 - 2010                              1949 - 2012                                  1922-2001                Date of Passing N/A
                                                                                                               1994  Inductee into the         Over 45 years of
                                                                                                                FHSAA  Hall of Fame          Officiating Service

           Coach Ken Wing      John Walters

               Coach Ken Wing                        John Walters - Founder of SICOA
                    1952-2013                                               1956-2013

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Proud Hosts Of Three FHSAA
Football Field Clinics
2003 / 2009 / 2013

2003 Field Clinic

2013 Field Clinic

Click 2013 Field Clinic Logo Above
To View Photos From The Clinic

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FHSAA Football Official
Of The Year 2013

Gugliemini

Andy Gugliemini with his 2013
FHSAA Football Official
of The Year Award
Presented on June 7th in Winter Park

 

2010 FHSAA Playoff Crew at Tampa Jesuit

2011 FHSAA Playoff Crew

Terrence Skinner

Terrence Skinner patrolling his sideline
during a charged time-out. Does he really
look that innocent all the time?

Stacey Simmons

Stacey Simmons in top form.
But he still played for the Stinkin Gators!

 

Coin Toss

Finally! The Coin Toss at Jesuit

 

Chip Lugo

Referee Chip Lugo during the coin toss
during Breast Cancer Awareness Week

Doug Crifase

Doug trying to explain the rationale on his
sideline warning at Lakeland on 11-13.
Would you buy a used car from him?

jeff merrin

We Think Its Jeff Merrin. Or Is It?

 

Frank Yodonis

Veteran Umpire Frank Yodonis Taking
A Breather At Halftime

Mike Watson

Could Mike be the lonliest man in the pressbox?

 

bob greco

Bob Greco still looks good despite working in the
Public School System with middle schoolers.

Mike Lugo

Mike Lugo With His Pink Breast Cancer
Awareness Whistle at A Varsity Game In 2011

greco

              Bob Greco at a Webber University
spring game
.
Dr. West.
Dr. West at the Citrus Bowl working
The SSFL Championship
johns crew
National Anthem At An SSFL Game
TOUCHDOWN!
Lance Sweat shows his form!

John Walters

Somebody was dumb enough to leave an
open microphone in the press box. So John
decided to step in and take charge!

 

Dr West

One of our first collegiate referee's.
Dr. West is a great friend of SICOA!

FSYFL Championships

Mark Reddy and Reid Sergent with the Tampa Bay
Bucs Cheerleaders at the 2011 FSYFL
Championships in Tarpon Springs

Tyrone Mitchell
Tyrone Mitchell gets ready to flip the coin at the
Midget Division game at the 2011 FSYFL State
Championships at Tarpon Springs.
(Ft. Myers vs. Flagler)

 

FCAPPS State Championship  Crew 2012
FCAPPS State Championship Crew 2012 at St. Petersburg
Catholic High School

 

FYD Banquet 2012
2012 FYD Football Banquet at the Tampa
Convention Center.Top Row (L-R) SICOA
VP Ernest Smith, Big East Conference
Umpire Greg Brenner, SICOA President
Chip Lugo. Bottom Row (L-R) NFL Referee
Alberto Riveron & SICOA
Supervisor of Officials John Walters.
Brenner, Riveron & Walters all worked together
in the 80's and 90's and have
remained close over the years.
Riveron was promoted in February, 2012 to
Senior Director of Officiating for the NFL.
Brenner worked the 2010 BCS National
Championship at The Rose Bowl with his
Big East Conference Crew.

2012 FHSAA PLAYOFF ACTION
Round 2 - Region Semi-Final
Naples (42) at South Ft. Myers (21)
6-A Game On 11-23-12

Andy's Coin Toss

Andy G with the captains at the coin toss

The Crew At The National Anthem

L-R: Wisner, Showers, Mero, Gugliemini, Shorey,
Garcia & Harman. Not Pictured is ECO Rick Turner.

Great Crew. But They Will Never Make The
Cover Of GQ!

Showers & Wisner

Wayne Wisner & Reggie Showers

 

Mark Mero

Umpire Mark Mero

 

 

2011 GDC Crew

2010 Game Day of Champions Crew at RJS
L-R: Greg Sausaman, Steve Harman,
Rick Gillette & Rick Sluga

2012 FCAPPS Championship
Tom McGuirk, Jeff Phillips, Camille Nichols,
Reggie Showers & Wayne Wisner

GDS Crew2

Rick & Rick on top of the action at the 2010
Game Day of Champions at Raymond James Stadium

 


Newvbies at Field Training

workshop

Chip Lugo address's attendees at the 2004
SICOA Football workshop at the Comfort Inn.

nifl1

Bob Greco working an NIFL game in Lakeland.
Could he possibly be the lonliest guy in the arena?
alex moore's crew
Alex Moore's Crew working the 2010 AIYFC
Tournament at Skyway

john

John Walters at an SSFL game in 2004

 

john

Laugh It Up Guys. Wait Until You See Your Fall Bookings!

youth2

Geez! I don't remember this in the mechanics book!

 

yth5

Focus, Focus, Focus. Tom Lugo has it down pat.

 

yth4

Hey Mark, Where's The Football??

 

Wayne Wisner

Mike Lugo, Wayne Wisner and Reggie Showers at the
2010 GCYFC Super Bowl in Plant City

 

Touchdown

Presence Lends Conviction.
If you see the ball penetrate the goal line, it's an easy sell!

 

crew before kickoff

Just before kick-off, what are Mike and Wayne
looking at in the stands?

between downs

Alex and Rusty between downs at Skyway.
Alex is also a SWAC Collegiate Official & A
Supplemental Sun Belt Conference Official.

Ben alford spot

Ben Alford got the spot.

 

FCAPPS Crew 2010

Shannon Franklin's Crew 2011

 

Clinic Logp

Our First FHSAA Field Clinic In 2003.
(A Record Number At That Time) Of over 150
Attendees That Participated That August.


We Hosted A Second Clinic In 2009.

Clinic Staff
Clinic Staff of Instructors & Evaluators That
Worked With Over 150 Attendees.
Clinicians included Tom Symonette (Now an NFL Official)
& Greg Brenner (Big East Umpire & 2010 BCS National
Championship Official. Also Dan Evans, (Former MEAC
Supervisor of Officials & Dr. Ernest Benson (ACC Official)

Evaluators
On Sote Field Evaluations Were Conducted
At Every Site. The Staff Above Was Led By
Randy Merrill & Joseph Ondrula.

John Walters

SICOA Supervisor of Officials Being Interviewed
By Eric Keaton of Brighthouse 47-TV For A
Special Program On The Development of
Football Officials At The Field Clinic

 

SICOA CREW CHIEFS
HIT THE BOOKS
& THE FIELD

At The Annual White Hat
Workshop in Ruskin

wsmtg

ws3

ws4

ws5

alex moore

super bowl

CLASSIC PHOTOS, MAGAZINE COVERS
& RULE BOOKS FROM WAY BACK

yell

CLASSIC WILSON SPORTING GOODS AD

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
       
       
 

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