Meet the Clinicians

2022 GACFOC CLINICIANS
(Tentative)

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.

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.

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 Bowl.  His most memorable Super Bowl was Super Bowl 41, which he officiated with his oldest brother Perry, in Miami, Florida.

Directors

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), 2019-2020 season (Seattle @ Green Bay, Divisional Round), Military Bowl Game, 2021

Clinicians

Alex Amaya- AAC

Keegan Ashbee- CUSA

Grantis Bell- NFL

​​Tra Blake- NFL

Don Bondy- COC

Wes Booker- SEC

Gerry Bram- COC

Steve Clein- ACC

Robin DeLorenzo- COC

Ramon George- NFL

Mike Giardullo- OVC

Matt Hill- AAC

John Hoffmann- ACC

Brian Holland- SIAC

Jacques Hooper- ACC

Wally Hough- SEC

 

Deon Lawrence- ACC

Soren Morales- SIAC

Mike Moten- SEC

Ken Myers- COC

Larry Neal- COC

Aaron Neidert- CUSA

Allan Nicholson- SEC

Antwaune Ponds- SIAC

Alonzo Ramsey- ACC

Troy Riley- ACC

Kevin Stine- NFL

Joe Waesco- MEAC

Scott Walker- SEC

Ken Williamson- SEC

Marcus Woods- ACC

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