Meet the Clinicians
2020 GACFOC CLINICIANS
Bill Carollo- Mr. Carollo has served as the Coordinator of Football Officials of the Collegiate Officiating Consortium since the 2009 season, which serves the Mid-American Conference, Big Ten Conference and the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Mr. Carollo officiated in the NFL from 1989 to 2008, breaking in as side judge before being promoted to referee in 1997. He was on the field as referee for Super Bowls XXX and XXXVII, as well as 8 Conference Championships. From 2000 to 2006, he was Executive Director of the NFL Referees Association. Mr. Carollo currently serves as a member on the NCAA Football Rules Committee.
Ron Cherry- Ron Cherry’s officiating career began in 1972 and continues to this day, after 45 years on-field and his continued work off the field. He has officiated in excess of 300 Division 1 football games, which includes 24 bowl games, including the 2001 Junior College National Championship Game, the 2005 Army/Navy Classic, the 2006 ACC Championship Game, and the 2009 BCS National Championship Game. Ron’s contributions to the game continue as a special advisor to the Supervisor of Officials in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Jim Guinan- Mr. Guinan, an active member of the NFL officiating scouting department, will join us at this years Camp. Mr. Guinan comes with 13 years of experience as a scout as well as 40 years experience as an official, to include as a Head Linesman in the Big East (now known as the AAC).
Larry Upson- Mr. Upson, the current Football Officiating Supervisor of the PAC-12, comes to us with decades of experience as an official at all levels. Mr. Upson worked as an official in the NFL for years before becoming the Director of Officiating Operations for 10 years, leaving in 2007. He then became the Vice President of Officiating Operations in the United Football League for for the next 5.
Jimmy Russell- Jimmy Russell is a product of the Florida officiating system, having worked 7 years as a high school official and 10 years as a collegiate football official. Jimmy worked at the NAIA, D3, D2, FCS, the AAC, and spent his last 5 years of NCAA officiating in the SEC, while working the 2015 SEC Championship, 2016 Sun Bowl, 2017 Orange Bowl, and the 2019 Rose Bowl. He has also worked in both the Arena and Canadian Football League and spent this past spring in the Alliance of American Football league. Jimmy was promoted to the NFL this past year and is a side judge wearing #82 as a member of Brad Allen’s crew.
Tyrone Anderson- Mr. Anderson is a current ACC Center Judge with a wealth of experience from his 24 years of officiating. Mr. Anderson has had the honor of being selected to the Rose Bowl in both 2017 and 2018, while also officiating in the 2016 Sugar Bowl. Mr. Anderson observes officials in the ECFOA in addition to his work in the ACC and is an original founder and active contributor to the Tom Beard Football Officials Clinic. Mr. Anderson has mentored numerous officials at different levels and continues to share his knowledge and own officiating journey with others to help them Take the Next Step!
Scott Aronowitz- COC Instant Replay, NFL Instant Replay video operator, NFL playoffs 2018-19 season (Philadelphia @ Chicago, Wild Card)
Andrew McGrath- COC Instant Replay, NFL Instant Replay video operator, NFL playoffs 2018-19 season (Seattle @ Dallas, Wild Card)
John Allen- Mid-South Conference
Keegan Ashbee- SIAC
Jim Biddle- ACC
Tra Blake- ACC
Wes Booker- SEC
Chris Brown- MEAC
Brian Corder- Gulf South Conference
James DeArman- Mid-South Conference
Walter Flowers- SEC
Joe Gercie- Mid-South
Mike Giardullo- Mid-South Conference
Matt Hill- AAC
Brian Holland- SIAC
Jacques Hooper- ACC
Wally Hough- SEC
James Jones- AAC
Deon Lawrence- ACC
Jeff McCroskey- The Southern Conference
Jamie McMiller- SWAC
Alex Moore- SEC
Mike Moten- SEC
Allan Nicholson- SEC
Jeff Page- The Southern Conference
Antwaune Ponds- SIAC
Troy Riley- ACC
Alvin Whaley- Mid-South
Ken Williamson- SEC
Marcus Woods- ACC