KSHSAA Official Spotlight
KSHSAA Official Spotlight List
Officials play an important role in school activity programs. The KSHSAA recognizes the sacrifice these individuals make which allow student-athletes to participate in a fair and safe environment. Each month we hope to "spotlight" officials who are "giving back to the game."" If you are interested in becoming an official more information is available HERE.

Sharing My Experience – (Nov. 2018)
Five years ago one of the recruiting efforts started by the KSHSAA was to ask schools to nominate high school seniors for a potential complimentary registration as an official. Each scholarship official is paired with a “mentor” official who will help them with some of the questions they may have about being a new official. This month Keri Pfrang, a scholarship official from 2015, shares her experience. [Continue...]


From Ties to Stripes... – (Sept. 2018)
I was fortunate to be a head basketball coach for 25 years in Kansas; 4 years coaching boys and 21 coaching girls. After the 2014 season, I decided to “retire” from basketball to follow my kid’s college careers on the golf course and pursue some other interests. I had the privilege to coach many great student-athletes. [Continue...]


Love for Game Turns Former Athletes into Refs – (Dec. 2017)
Almost everyone who becomes a referee is a former athlete looking to give back to a game he still loves. It’s no different for Marysville Sports & Recreation director Brian Fragel, bank vice president and loan officer Jeff Bartels, probation officer Chris Denner, NAPA parts manager Trent Becker, elementary principal Jason Wheeler or Snap-On Incorporated franchisee Robert Eck. [Continue...]


Shanline Calls A Fair Game – (Nov. 2017)
Guys involved with sports like being on the field and playing the game. Zach Shanline is no exception. He likes playing on the Pratt High School basketball and baseball teams. But he has found another way to participate in sports. Shanline is a game official. [Continue...]




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