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Meet the Clinicians

2024 GACFOC CLINICIANS
 

Special Guests

Perry Havener- Mr. Havener has been the Coordinator of Football Officials for the Southern Conference since April, 2020, and has been involved in officiating for more than 40 years.  He also serves as the Assistant Coordinator of Football Officials for the SEC, and most recently worked as a replay official in the Sun Belt.  Before working in replay, Mr. Havener was an on-field official in the Sun Belt for 9 seasons, and prior to that he was in the Mid-American Conference.  Mr. Havener founded the Gulf Atlantic Collegiate Officials Association in 1996 and has helped develop more than 100 officials who moved to Division I in the NCAA and then NFL.

 

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.

Gary Arthur- Gary officiated football for 44 years, including spending 23 years as a Line Judge in the NFL from 1997-2020. During his NFL career he worked Super Bowl XLVI, 5 Conference Championships, one Pro Bowl and multiple Wild Card & Divisional playoff games. Mr. Arthur currently serves as the LOS Trainer for the Collegiate Officiating Consortium, which serves the Big Ten Conference, Mid-American Conference, and the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Buddy Horton- Buddy has been officiating football for 40 years, including spending 18 years as an NFL Back Judge and Field Judge from 1999-2017. During his NFL career, he was an alternate in Super Bowl XLI, one conference championships, two Pro Bowls and playoff games.  Buddy spent 9 seasons in the Pacific 12 Conference, in a 9-year career he worked 7 bowls games including the first BCS National Championship game in 1999. He also has been a Women’s and Men’s basketball official for more than 30 years, officiating in two Division I Women’s conferences and where he worked numerous NCAA playoff games.  He also officiated women’s and men’s Division II college basketball.

Tom Symonette- Former NFL official and current Coordiantor of officials for the SIAC.

Andre Lowe-  Mr. Lowe has 18 years of college football officiating experience and previously served as a NCAA Football official in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and the MEAC.  In his 16 years as a crew chief, Mr. Lowe officiated the NCAA FCS Playoffs in 2005, 2014 and 2016.  In 2007, he served as a crew chief at the NCAA FCS National Championship.  Mr. Lowe earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Management, from Morehouse College in 1983.

Eddie Kelley- A native of Lufkin Texas, began officiating in Houston Texas in 1987. Hired in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in 2008, Southland in 2012, and PAC-12 in 2017. Eddie has worked 3 Bayou Classics and 5 SWAC Championship games. He was the President of the SWAC football officiating association. In February of 2019 Eddie was hired as Supervisor of football officials for the SWAC.

Peter Vaas- Mr. Vaas is the current SEC/Sun Belt Assistant Supervisor of Officials/Replay since April of 2022.  Prior to that he was an Instant Replay Official for the ACC from Jan 2020 until his new position in April 2022.  Mr. Vaas worked as the Replay Official for the 2022 National Championship Game (Georgia vs Alabama).

Keven Mack- Mr. Mack has been involved in officiating basketball and football for over 45 years. His journey in officiating began in 1980 in Georgia high schools with his initial focus and love of basketball officiating, which led him into officiating basketball in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). In the SIAC, Mr. Mack was selected to officiate the championship game of the conference for ten consecutive years. He has served on the basketball officiating staffs of the Georgia College, Peach Belt, and Big South, where he was selected to officiate several post tournament games. After some convincing from mentors, he began his football officiating career following 5 years of officiating basketball. Mr. Mack’s football career also started in the SIAC and advanced to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) from 1988 to 1996.  In 1996, he was selected to officiate in the World League of American Football. Then, in 1997-1998, he was selected to officiate in the National Football League (NFL) Europe League. From 1997 to 2001, he officiated in the NFL as a Field Judge. Since 2002, Mr. Mack has been involved with the NFL as an observer and scout.

Jim Guinan- Mr. Guinan, an active member of the NFL officiating scouting department, will join us at this year's 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 comes to us from the PAC-12 Conference and currently is a Football Officiating Supervisor where he evaluates the work of officials assigned to his position, and has done so since 2015.  Before that he worked as the Vice President of Officiating Operations in the United Football League from 2007 until 2012.  His work as the Director of Officiating Operations for the NFL encompassed 10 years, beginning in 1997, and he was invaluable to the development and continued improvement of officiating during his tenure.

Carl Paganelli- Carl started his officiating career in 1978 as a member of the Michigan High School Athletic Association.  He has worked college football in Division III, Division II, the Mid-American Conference and the Big Ten Conference.  Working his way to the NFL, he officiated three years in NFL Europe and in 1999, Carl was hired by the NFL.  Carl has worked numerous playoff assignments in the NFL including Five Championship Games.  His greatest accomplishments in officiating are his Four Super Bowls.  His most memorable Super Bowl was Super Bowl 41, which he officiated with his oldest brother Perry, in Miami, Florida.

Bill Schuster- Bill is currently a Coordinator/ Coach for the NFL where his primary duties consist of working with the Umpires.  Bill Officiated in the NFL for 2 decades as an Umpire in which he officiated Super Bowl XLIX and 14 playoff games in his on-field career. From 2016 to 2022 Bill was the Coordinator of Football Officials for Division 3 conference in NY State.

Jon Berger- Jon currently serves as an Officiating Trainer & Replay Coordinator for the NFL. In this role, Berger works in the Art McNally Gameday Central during all games, creates training tapes for officials regarding replay, and moderates meetings for Replay Officials and Replay Assistants.  Previously, Berger worked for the New York Giants in several roles, culminating in over a decade as the club’s Senior Director of Football Information. In this role, Berger aided in the team’s game management, including communicating with the Head Coach in-game regarding rules and challenge decisions. He also met regularly with players and coaches to prepare for various in-game situations and review rule applications.

Mark Collins- Mr. Collins is currently a coach coordinator with the NFL officiating department. Mr. Collins comes with twenty years of coaching experience including twelve in the NFL. His coaching stops include East Tennessee State University, Elon University, Georgia Southern University, Louisiana-Monroe, the University of Georgia, the University of Michigan, the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Jets, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. He currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

Doug Rosenbaum- Mr. Rosenbaum is currently an officiating coordinator coach with the NFL officiating department.

Directors

Scott Aronowitz- COC Instant Replay, NFL Instant Replay video operator, NFL playoffs 2018-19 season (Philadelphia @ Chicago, Wild Card), Mid American Conference (MAC) Championship Game 2023, Stagg Bowl 2023, Articles contributor, Referee Magazine

Andrew McGrath- COC Instant Replay, NFL Instant Replay video operator, NFL playoffs 2018-19 season (Seattle @ Dallas, Wild Card), 2019-2020 season (Seattle @ Green Bay, Divisional Round), Military Bowl Game 2021, Mid American Conference (MAC) Championship Game 2022, XFL Replay 2023, Famous Toastery Bowl Game 2023

Clinicians

Tyrone Anderson- ACC

Keegan Ashbee- AAC

Bryan Beckering- Sun Belt Conference

Grantis Bell- NFL

​​Tra Blake- NFL

Wes Booker- PAC 12

Daniel Bouldrick- SEC

Mark Butterworth- NFL

Steve Clein- ACC

Ivan Daniels- MAC

Brian Davis- SIAC

Robin DeLorenzo- NFL

Kendall Gant- MAC

Ramon George- NFL

Mike Giardullo- OVC

Matt Hill- AAC

John Hoffmann- ACC

Brian Holland- Southern Conference

Jordan Holland- SunBelt Conference
 

Jacques Hooper- ACC

Wally Hough- SEC

Gary Jagodzinksi- MAC

Deon Lawrence- ACC

Scott Macdonald- MAC

Alex Moore- NFL

Aaron Neidert- CUSA

Allan Nicholson- SEC

Antwaune Ponds- Southern Conference

Alonzo Ramsey- NFL

Nicole Randolph- Big Ten

Troy Riley- ACC

David Siegle- MAC

Kevin Stine- NFL

Scott Walker- SEC

Chris Williams- MAC

Jamie Williams- SEC

Ken Williamson- SEC

Jim Wojcikiewicz- MAC

Marcus Woods- ACC

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