History

GCBOA Inc. educates, trains, certifies and provides continuing education for OHSAA basketball referees for high school, junior high and elementary basketball

Since it was founded, GCBOA Inc. has been an association rich of highly talented basketball officials. We serve the needs of recreational children games where we help teach the kids about the rules of the game and how to play safely all the way to serving our communities and their high schools build the character of their student-athletes in community-spirited matches.

Some individuals stand out in GCBOA Inc., and two awards have been set aside to recognize those individuals.

AWARDS

Tom Ballaban Outstanding Official– The Ballaban award recognizes an outstanding official who exemplifies the highest level of basektball officiating excellence.

PAST TOM BALLABAN AWARD HONOREE’S

Cliff Franklin “Outstanding Contributor” Award– The Franklin award recognizes a member of the GCBOA who contributes time and effort to enhance the betterment of our organization and basketball.

PAST CLIFF FRANKLIN AWARD HONOREE’S


The success of GCBOA Inc. has a lot to do with those who have done their time as the leader of the association. Since it’s inception in 1998, GCBOA Inc. has been blessed with quality men and women officials that make up the membership. Some of those members stepped into the role of President of GCBOA Inc. and helped it grow to the successful association that it is today.

PAST PRESIDENTS of GCBOA Inc.

 

1998 – 1999 Jon Warden 1999 – 2000 Jon Warden
2000 – 2001 Kelly Whelan 2001 – 2002 Tim Donovan
2002 – 2003 Jeff Ayers 2003 – 2004 Butch Burbridge
2004 – 2005 Dan Koterba 2005 – 2006 Glen Perry
2006 – 2007 Steve Eha 2007 – 2008 Roth Coleman
2008 – 2009 Mike Hopkins 2009 – 2010 Angelo Zolotas
2010 – 2011 Doug Harmon  2011 – 2012 Kelly Whelan
2012 – 2013 James Abbott Jr.  2013-2014 Greg Steinker
2014 – 2015 Marty Monterosso  2015-2016 Kirk Brinker
2016 – 2017 James Rudisill