CCFO Keynote Speaker

The CCFO Clinic is thrilled to announce that our 2020 Keynote Speaker will be Mike Burton, NCAA Division II National Coordinator.

Mike Burton

Mike Burton’s storied career spans five decades in an array of stellar programs and services such as forensics, baseball, national boards, and officiating. In addition, he was a master teacher who received the coveted “Golden Apple Award” from channel 9 and PEMCO Insurance for excellence in education.   In June of 2019 he was hired by the NCAA as their first director of division two football officiating overseeing officials nationally.

                                                                                                                 

Mike’s career as a debate coach began in Auburn and concluded at Eastside Catholic. Both programs received national recognition. Below are some of the awards and accomplishments he and his teams received:

 

  • 1995 Teacher of the Year for the State of Washington

  • National Speech and Debate Hall of Fame (First person from the NW elected)

  • 2015 NF High School National Hall of Fame

  • 2009 Washington Officials Association Hall of Fame.

  • 2009 WIAA Hall of Fame in both officiating and speech and debate

  • Five Diamond National Speech and Debate League Coach

  • Bruno Jacob Lifetime Award for Service to Forensics Education

  • 2014 PLU Alumni of the Year

  • 1995 NW NFHS Instructor of the Year

  • 2000 National Federation Citation Award Winner for Officiating Excellence

  • University of Kentucky Tournament of Champions Hall of Fame

  • 2007 National Speech and Debate League “Living Legends Award”

  • 2007 Bronx Achievement Award

  • 2004 Minnesota Coaches Golden Apple for Excellent in Forensic

  • Thirty-six State Championships and Three National Champions in Speech and Debate

 

Mike Shaped policy and program throughout the state and nation with his leadership, service, and expertise. His contributions in forensics and officiating are unprecedented. During his career, he has served in the following capacities:

 

  • Executive Board National Speech and Debate League 1996-2000

  • WIAA Forensics Committee for 14 years

  • National Catholic Forensics League Executive Committee

  • Washington Officials Association Executive Board 1985-2007

  • WOA Rating and Senior Seminar Chairperson from 2001 to 2011

  • 18 year state rules interpreter in football for the WOA/WIAA

  • President of the National Federation of Officials in 1998

  • Twenty year high school baseball coach (10 assistant and 10 head coach)

  • Six play-off baseball teams including a regional semi-finalist

  • Nine state championship and five semi-final games in a 36 year football officiating career

  • National Championship game in NAIA and two national semi-finals in NCAA in a 25 year  on-field college official

  • Supervisor of three National Championship Football Officiating crews for NCAA DIII in 2009, NAIA in 2013 and NCAA DII in 2016

  • NIFOA crews have worked 67 play-off games in NCAA and NAIA since 2006

  • 61 of his officials have advanced to DI since 2006

  • Football Commissioner for the Northwest Intercollegiate Football Officials 1995 to 2019

  • NCAA DII Chairperson of the Supervisor’s Rating Committee for play-offs 2018 and 2019  (Member of committee since inception in 2015)

  • NCAA National Director of DII Football Officials 2019 to present

Clinicians
Brad Allen

Southern Officials Association (Youth Level), 1986-2006;
North Carolina High School Athletic Association (High School), 1991 – Present;
South Atlantic Conference (NCAA Division II), 2000-2004:

  • Alternate Official, 2002 National Semi-Final Game;

  • Referee, 2003 National Semi-Final Game.

Southern Conference (NCAA FCS), 2004;
Atlantic Coast Conference (NCAA FBS), 2005-2014:

  • 2007 Motor City Bowl

  • 2009 International Bowl

  • 2009 Army-Navy Classic

  • 2010 ACC Championship Game

  • 2012 Rose Bowl

  • 2014 Sugar Bowl (Final NCAA Game)

National Football League (NFL), 2014 – Present.
Referee and Crew Chief, 2014-Present
Alternate Official, 2016 NFC Wild Card Game
Referee, 2017 NFC Wild Card Game

Referee, 2018 AFC Divisional Game

Alternate Official, 2019 NFC Wild Game

Alternate Official, 2019 AFC Divisional Game

Resides in Lumberton, NC with wife Twilla and Daughter Abigail (7)

Mark Baltz
  • 1989-2013 NFL (Head Linesman)

  • 1975-1989 Men’s College Basketball Official

  • 2004-2016 Women’s College Basketball Official

  • 1966-2018 Boy’s High School Basketball Official

  • Ohio (4 years)

  • Indiana (43 years)

  • 2017 Selected to the Lancaster High School (Ohio) Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame​

  • 2015, 1983, 1978 IHSAA State Championship Football (Referee)

  • 2013 Selected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s Center Circle for Officials

  • 2011 Presented with the Roy Gardner Award by the Indiana Basketball Coaches’ Association as the Outstanding Basketball Official in Indiana

  • 2007 Became the 1st recipient of the Indiana Chapter of the National Football Foundation’s Football Official Award

  • 2006 Inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame

  • IHSAA Boys Basketball

  • 2006, 2003, 1999 Offi​ciated State Championship games in Boy’s Basketball

  • Officiated 38 Sectionals, 26 Regionals, 8 Semi-Finals

  • 2004-2005 Basketball Official of the Year, as selected by the Indiana High School Athletic Association and the National Federation Officials

  • 1999-2001 NFL Europe (Referee)

  • 1991-1992 Officiated in the World League

  • 1989 Selected to the staff of the National Football League

  • ​21 post-season assignments, including 5 Conference Championships

  • 2013 Pro Bowl

  • 1984-1988 Began working major college football in the Mid-American Conference (Referee) and in the Big Ten Conference (Head Linesman),  with 3 post-season assignments

  • 1966-1967 ​Began officiating high school football and basketball while attending Ohio University, prior to relocating to Indiana in January of 1971

  • Officiated high school football until 1983 and continued to work Boy’s High School Basketball in Indiana through 2012-2013 season; officiated Women’s Collegiate Basketball at the NAIA and NCAA Division III level; also worked Men’s Division III Basketball (1975-1989)

  • ​Clinician and instructor at numerous officiating clinics around the world and travels the country for numerous speaking engagements

  • Officiated over 4,500 high school, collegiate and professional games in 50 years as an official   

 Officiating Affiliations

  •  NCAA Division III National Coordinator of Football Officials

  • Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA Div. III) Coordinator of Football Officials

  • Lifetime Member Indiana Officials Association (President in 1988-89)

  • National Football League Referees Association (NFLRA).

  • 2000-2014 Treasurer

  • ​2001 - Present Indiana Football Officials Association (IFOA)

  • Founder

  • Executive Board Member

  • ​Secretary of the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame

  • Central Indiana Chapter - Indianapolis

  • ​Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

  • Vice President on Executive Committee (Central Indiana)

  • President & CEO of a Sports Website start-up, ZOOOM

  • Resides in Zionsville, IN with wife Nicki.  Has 2 sons, Brett and Brandon and five grandchildren

Ed Camp
  • 2000-Present NFL (Down Judge, Head Linesman)

  • 2019 Super Bowl LII (Down Judge)

  • 2018 Super Bowl

  • 2018, 2006 NFC Divisional Playoff

  • 2017, 2013, 2002 NFC Wildcard Playoff

  • 2011, 2008 AFC Divisional Playoff

  • 2009 AFC Championship

  • 2003 AFC Wildcard Playoff

  • Resides in Bergenfield, NJ

Jim Corpora
  • ACC Side Judge

  • 2019 Citrus Bowl

  • 2018 Arena Football League Semi-Final

  • 2016 Arizona Bowl

  • 2016 Inducted into the Lehigh Valley Softball Hall of Fame

  • 2014 ACC Championship Game. (Only official to work the ACC Championship Game three times in the same position).

  • 2013, 2014 Arena Football League Conference Championship Games

  • 2013 NCAA FCS National Championship Game

  • 2012 ACC Championship Game

  • 2012 Arena Football League Championship Game

  • 2011 - present:  Arena Football League official

  • 2011 Alamo Bowl

  • 2009 Army-Navy Game

  • 2008 Las Vegas Bowl

  • 2006 ACC Championship Game

  • 2004 Liberty Bowl

  • 2001 - Hired to the ACC Varsity Staff

  • 1999 - Promoted to Division 1-AA

  • 1990 - 1998:  Selected for six NCAA Division II/III Playoff Games

  • 1995 PIAA (Class AA) State Final

  • Has had articles published in Referee Magazine and the NFHS Quarterly

  • 2007 - present:  Coordinator of Officials for the Centennial Conference

  • Presenter at numerous officiating clinics throughout the USA:

  • 2009 - 2011, 2017 - Tom Beard Football Officials Clinic

  • 2006, 2007 - Fresno CA

  • 2011, 2012 - Reno NV

  • 2003 Great Lakes Collegiate Football Officials Clinic

  • IAA Big 33 Clinic

  • Wildwood Officials Clinic

  • PIAA District IV Clinic

  • 2016 Blue Ridge Football Officials Clinic

  • Fast-Pitch Softball Umpiring

  • 2014 PIAA Class AAAA State Championship

  • 8 PIAA State Semi-Finals

  • Rules Interpreter:  Lehigh Valley Softball Umpires Association

  • June 2016 - Inducted into the Lehigh Valley Softball Hall of Fame

  • 31 PIAA Inter-district SB

  • Conducted umpiring clinics each spring for the past 15 years

  • 1997, 1998 - NAA Softball Tournaments

Chad Hill
  • 2018-Present  National Football League (Side Judge)

  • 2029 AFC Divisional Playoff Game

  • 2011-2017  Southeastern Conference (Side Judge)

  • 2017 SEC Championship Game

  • 2016 Orange Bowl

  • 2015 Peach Bowl

  • 2014 Quick Lane Bowl

  • 2013 SEC Championship Game

  • Resides in Oxford, MS with his wife Kimmy, daughters Roxy, Rue, Ollie and son Duke.

Tom Hill
  • 1999-Present NFL (Side Judge, Field Judge)

  • 2018 Super Bowl LII

  • 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII

  • 2006 Super Bowl XL

  • 2019, 2017, 2010, 2004 NFC Championship

  • 2104, 2012 AFC Championship

  • 2019, 2009 AFC Wildcard Playoff

  • 2016, 2013, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2000 NFC Wildcard Playoff

  • 2015, 2002 NFC Divisional Playoff

  • NFL Europe Official for five years

  • Big East Official for one year

  • 1999 Citrus Bowl

  • Resides in Ponce Inlet, FL

Dominique Pender
  • 2016 - Present Big Ten Conference (Field Judge)

  • MAC Official

  • Centennial Conference Official

  • Matriculated through the Central Jersey Chapter of the New Jersey Football Officials Association

  • Post-season assignments:​

  • 2018 Liberty Bowl

  • Mid-American Conference Championship

  • Las Vegas Bowl

  • New Orleans Bowl

  • St. Petersburg Bowl

  • Has attended nearly 40 clinics

  • Graduate of Howard University with a Bachelors degree in Finance

  • Masters degreee in Humanities in the Teaching of Social Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University

  • Member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., by way of Alpha Chapter

  • Holds a great affection for service to humanity through Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift.

  • Sees himself as a student first, including traveling, at times, up to 3 hours away during the work week for study sessions

  • Married to Ariana, with one son Nelson.  Has 5 younger siblings, his parents, grandparents and strong faith in Jesus Christ

Bill Schuster
  • OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE

  • 2000-Present NFL (Umpire)

  • 2018 AFC Wild Card Playoff

  • 2017, 2015, 2014, 2010 NFC Divisional Playoff

  • 2015 Super Bowl XLIX

  • 2014 Hall of Fame Game

  • 2013 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl

  • 2012 Super Bowl XLVI

  • 2012, 2007 AFC Divisional Playoff

  • 2004 NFC Championship

  • 2004, 2003 NFC Wild Card Playoff

  • 1998–2000 Big East Conference (Umpire)

  • 1997-2007 NFL Europe (Umpire)

  • 1994–1998 Eastern College Athletic Conference (Umpire)

  •  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2016–Present: Northeast Football Officials Consortium (Official Coordinator)

  • 2009–Present Big Ten and Mid-American Conferences (Grader/Assigner)

  • Schedules over 100 assignments per season for two NCAA Division III Conferences (Empire 8 and Liberty League)

  • Schedules and operates clinics and camps for new and veteran officials

  • Ensures game officials and clock operators have proper training according to NCAA rules and mechanics

  • Annual attendee for the NCAA meeting - Indianapolis, IN

  • Develops and implements an evaluation and mentoring program for game officials

  • Improves recruitment and retention of game officials

  • Conducts annual conference clinic and monthly meetings

  • Helps in training and evaluating on-field NCAA game officials

  • Provides guidance that is crucial to the officials’ professional development

  • Schedules officials for spring and summer scrimmage activities at the University at Buffalo

Tom Symonette

Officiating - Supervisory:

  • 2015 - Present:  Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – SIAC   

  • 2014 - 2017:  Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference - MEAC

  • 2008 - 2012:  Arena One Football – Regional Supervisor of Officials     

  • 2009 - 2012:  Arena Two Football – Regional Supervisor of Officials

Officiating - On Field:

  • 2004 - Present:  NFL – Line Judge / Down Judge

  • 2014:  Super Bowl XLVIII

  • 2011:  Super Bowl XLV Alternate

  • 2011:  AFC Champion Game

  • 2002 - 2007:  Arena Football League / Line Judge

  • 2001 - 2007:  NFL – Europe / Line Judge

  • 1996 - 2004:  Division I – Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) - FB

  • 1994 - 1999:  Division II – Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - FB

  • 1979 -1996:  High School / Little Tykes, Orlando, FL – FB / BB

  Professional/Personal

  • 1997 - Present:  Owner and Chief Executive Officer - TBS Accounting and Business Strategies

  • 1994 - 1997:  President – Chief Financial Officer - Wade Industries, Inc.,

  • 1988 - 1994:  Supervisor – Entertainment Finance - Walt Disney World – Epcot Entertainment

  • 1986 - 1988:  Vice President – Chief Financial Officer - Kenotron Corporation

  • 1984 - 1986:  Manager – Trainee - Allstate Insurance Company

  • 1979 - 1984:  Examiner / Financial Analyst - State of Florida, Dept. of Banking and Finance

  • Married to Maggie with 2 children, Tiffney and Cedric and 2 grandchildren, Kendyll, 13 and Caleb, 8

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