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Friday, January 09, 2009

Honor for Jay Smith

Congratulations to Jay Smith who has been selected as a recipient of the Center Circle Officials Recognition Award for girls' basketball. This award is sponsored by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and recognizes him as an outstanding basketball official in the state of Indiana. Jay will be honored at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 25, 2009. His name will be added to a permanent plaque displayed at the Hall of Fame in New Castle.

Jay is employed with Wawasee Schools at Wawasee Middle School as a science teacher and coach. He became an IHSAA licensed official in 1971. He has been an active member of the Northern Indiana Officials Association as president, basketball chairperson, IHSAA rules clinician and a basketball mentor for younger officials. In his 38 years as a basketball official, Jay has worked 32 IHSAA state tournaments and over 1300 girls' varsity contests, including five state finals in girls' basketball. Jay has also officiated over 1500 boys' varsity games and three boys' state finals and has officiated the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Classic games three times.


Anonymous said...

Jay Smith is an excellent official. I have watched him since 1988 and am very impressed with his consistency and talent. Way to go Jay!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Jay! To the other posters, if you have a true concern about weather conditions and traveling to school, maybe you should contact someone at Central Office instead of "complaining" here.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Mr. Smith. What an honor!

Anonymous said...

Go Mr.Smith you rock! (not just as an offical but as a teacher to)