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
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.
Becoming a high school sport official is as easy as 1, 2, 3: First, go to the GHSA Officials Association List
, find your sport, and find the contact information of the nearest Association, so they can explain the membership process.
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.
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.
2014 Officials of the Year
Overall Official of the Year
A. Nicholas Brown
Dora Lynn Church
Overall Officials of the Year
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.