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College Football Officiating, LLC

CFO was formed in 2008 by the NCAA and the Collegiate Commissioners’ Association for the purpose of:

  • Ensuring consistent application of NCAA football playing rules and officiating mechanics;
  • Establishing a central leader for officiating;
  • Enhancing the existing Division I conference officiating programs to ensure officials and conferences adhere to NCAA and CCA rules and policies; and
  • Positioning the officiating community for the future in an attempt to present players, coaches and fans with the best experience possible.
     

National Coordinator

Rogers Redding is the CFO National Coordinator of Football Officials.  In this role, he serves as the national spokesperson for college officiating issues, works directly with the college football community to accurately communicate officiating issues at all levels, and creates and develops national training programs.  He also assigns and evaluates postseason officiating crews and coordinates national meetings of the college officiating community.

Redding was a Division I referee from 1988 to 2003 in the Southwest Conference and the Southeastern Conference.  His officiating career included three National Championship Games and one SEC Championship.  He also served as the Southeastern Conference Coordinator of Football Officials from 2006 to 2011.  Redding was the NCAA Secretary-Rules Editor for the Football Rules Committee from 2008 until September of 2017.  He has a distinguished background in academia, his last post being the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.


Board of Managers

The CFO is governed by a board of 15 managers, composed of 11 representatives from NCAA Division I Bowl Subdivision conferences, two individuals from NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision conferences and two representatives appointed by the NCAA President. In addition, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) has a representative in an ex-officio capacity. The CFO Board of Managers is currently comprised of:

Mike Aresco
Commissioner
American Athletic Conference

Larry Scott
Commissioner
Pacific-12 Conference

Judy MacLeod
Commissioner
Conference USA

Greg Sankey
Commissioner
Southeastern Conference

Karl Benson
Commissioner
Sun Belt Conference

Jon Steinbrecher, Chair
Commissioner
Mid-American Conference

Bob Bowlsby
Commissioner
Big 12 Conference

John Swofford
Commissioner
Atlantic Coast Conference

Jim Delany
Commissioner
Big Ten Conference

Todd Berry
Executive Director
American Football Coaches Association

Tom Burnett
Commissioner
Southland Conference

Craig Thompson
Commissioner
Mountain West Conference

Jeff Hurd
Commissioner
Western Athletic Conference

Patty Viverito
Commissioner
Missouri Valley Conference

Oliver Luck
Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
NCAA

Ron Prettyman
Managing Director of Championships and Alliances

NCAA

Steve Shaw
NCAA Secretary-Rules Editor
Ex-Officio Board Member (Effective 9/1/2017)

 


Staff

Scott Bearby
Legal Counsel
NCAA

David Lafiosca
Treasurer
NCAA

Ty Halpin
Administrator
NCAA

 
 
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