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2022 State Tournament Officiating Crew Left to right:

Richard Peck (Referee), Sterling "Kai" Kaimimoku (Line Judge/Referee), Lucas Tuggle (Head Referee), Jeff Kline (Line Judge/Referee), Brian Washburn (Line Judge), Jim Malott (Line Judge), Mike Merz (Referee), Mary Black (Referee), Michael Chandler (Official Scorer), David Barnes (Referee), Dave McCray (Line Judge), Steve DiBacco (Assistant Scorer/Scoreboard Operator)


A huge thank you to all the referees who stepped up to help out during the 2022 season!


At this time, we await details being worked out for our transition to being under the management of the OHSAA. 


ESP Media interviewed State Officials Coordinator Lucas Tuggle about the upcoming donation to the OHSBVA from PAVO. ESP Media interviewed Lucas about officiating and the donation!




At the 2022 State Tournament, the OHSBVA announced a special donation in support of boys’ high school volleyball from the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO) which raised $1,083 through a 5K fund-raising race held in conjunction with its annual convention that was a major part of the D1 NCAA Final Four Women's Championship in Columbus last winter. Each year, PAVO identifies a worthy cause in the host city to support, and the OHSBVA was very grateful to have been designated as the recipient for 2022.


For those of you who aren’t aware, PAVO is the driving force behind quality training of volleyball officials at the collegiate level and is a major player in improving officiating for all rules codes and skill levels. PAVO strives to increase the number and competency of officials through education, training, and mentoring and partners with the governing bodies of other volleyball officiating groups. For those of you interested in becoming an official, pavo.org is the go-to website to get started.

Lucas Tuggle (OHSBVA State Officials Coordinator), representing the PAVO Board of Directors as president of the Southwestern Ohio Board of Officials presented a check from PAVO to OHSBVA Executive Director of the OHSBVA, Matt Mihelic.


We would again like to offer our special thanks to PAVO for its on-going support of boys’ volleyball.

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