Georgia Athletic Officials Association

The purpose of the Georgia Athletic Officials' Association (GAOA) is to organize Georgia's athletic officials into a cohesive, statewide association that encourages excellence in all sports, emphasizes sportsmanship, fair-play and integrity at all levels, and provides services and support for the benefit of its membership.

- Alan Smith, Executive Director
(912) 585-8391

Attention GHSA Officials: This is a friendly but important reminder that, due to Legislative ruling, IRS concerns about 1099 compliance and taxable income, and the importance of maintaining the perception of competitive propriety, officials are not to accept payment onsite before or after events. Thank you for your compliance in this matter.
 

GAOA Membership

The GAOA Membership Card gives members free admission to all GHSA and GISA contests, including play-offs. For $20, this membership is an excellent way to see more plays and improve.

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Officiate GA Day

The GAOA's yearly conference is Officiate GA Day, where officials from all parts of the state and from all sports come together to discuss officiating and learn new skills.

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2014 Officials of the Year

Jill Poole

Overall Official of the Year

A. Nicholas Brown

Basketball

Dora Lynn Church

Softball

Nick Marlin

Baseball

Heidi Goodin

Cheerleading

Gordon Corsetti

Lacrosse

Mark Trammell

Wrestling

Jason Frankel

Swimming/Diving

Lester Hayman

Volleyball

Gregory Norton

Football

Overall Officials of the Year

Spencer Smith

2013

Dick Kitchens

2012

Jack C. Bell

2011

Chuck Tidwell

2010

Carl Monroe

2009

James Arnold

2008

Rick Boedy

2007

W. Alan Smith

2006

Craig Stone

2005

Larry Sorrels

2004

Irv Zisselman

2003

Betty Jane Ford

2002

Walt Carter

2001

James Lange

2000

Larry Hobgood

1999

Randy Etheridge

1998

Dock Sisk

1997

Earl Fales

1996

Troy Dailey

1995

Mike Wood

1994

Tommy Stalnaker

1993

All past and current officials of the year are invited to join the GAOA at Officiate GA Day 2013 as the GAOA's board's guests. At the conference, they will receive their GAOA Lifetime Membership Card and be recognized in front of the group.


 

Smitty Official's Apparel is the Title Sponsor for Officiate GA Day 2015


 

1 Stop Sports is the GAOA Scholarship sponsor.