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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

Steve Shaw was named as the CFO National Coordinator of Football Officials beginning in 2020.  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.

Shaw was an NCAA referee from 1990 – 2010 in the Southeastern Conference and the Gulf South Conference.  His officiating career included two BCS National Championship Games as Referee, eight BCS Bowls and four SEC Championship Games.  He became the Coordinator of Officials for the SEC in 2011 and also coordinated the Sun Belt Conference football officials.  In 2017, Shaw was named as the NCAA Secretary Rules Editor for the Football Rules Committee and currently serves in this role.


Board of Managers

The CFO is governed by a board of 14 managers, composed of 10 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

George Kliavkoff
Commissioner
Pacific-12 Conference

Judy MacLeod
Commissioner
Conference USA

Greg Sankey
Commissioner
Southeastern Conference

Keith Gill
Commissioner
Sun Belt Conference

Jon Steinbrecher, Chair
Commissioner
Mid-American Conference

Bob Bowlsby
Commissioner
Big 12 Conference

Jim Phillips
Commissioner
Atlantic Coast Conference

Kevin Warren
Commissioner
Big Ten Conference

Todd Berry
Executive Director
American Football Coaches Association

Tom Burnett
Commissioner
Southland Conference

Craig Thompson
Commissioner
Mountain West Conference

Stan Wilcox
Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
NCAA

Tom Wistrcill
Commissioner
Big Sky Conference

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

Joni Comstock
EVP of Championships and Alliances

NCAA


Staff

Scott Bearby
Legal Counsel
NCAA

David Lafiosca
Treasurer
NCAA

Ty Halpin
Administrator
NCAA

 
 
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