Save the Date!

The 2019 Blue Ridge Football Officials Clinic will be held on March 2nd, 2019 at the Hotel Roanoke.

2019 BRFOC Registration Info

Registration for the 2019 BRFOC is now open! Please join our mailing list to receive announcements about the clinic.

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Reserve Your Hotel Room

Rooms at the Hotel Roanoke will go fast. Mention BRFOC when making your reservation for our exclusive rate.

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Why Attend the Blue Ridge Football Officials Clinic?

The focus of this regional one-day clinic is to identify, share, and cultivate the fundamentals practiced by successful football officials at every level. Speakers will include officials in the NFL, college, and high school ranks as well as supervisors from the high school and college levels. Learn how their experiences can make you a better official.


Other benefits of attending our clinic:

  • Achieve a better understanding of mechanics, philosophies, and requirements for advancement.
  • Learn more about your position in multiple breakout sessions
  • Meet supervisors from the college ranks
  • Network with other officials

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Supervisors of Officials

Below is a list of the supervisors from the 2018 BRFOC. We will post the names of the supervisors who will be attending in 2019 soon!


Gerald Austin
Conference USA
Jack Childress

Southern Conference,
South Atlantic Conference

Kevin Edwards

CAA, Ivy League, Patriot League
(Assistant Supervisor)

Steve Fleshman

Old Dominion Athletic Conference, USA South

Robert Heffron

Northeast Conference, NJAC, PSAC

Dennis Hennigan

Atlantic Coast Conference, Big South

Tom Symonette

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Matt Young

Ohio Valley Conference


Below is a list of the outstanding clinicians from the 2018 BRFOC. We will post the names of the 2019 clinicians soon!


Rodney Burnette – C-USA
Jeff Flanagan – ACC
Lee Hedrick – SEC

Jim Hyson – ACC
Keith Roden – ACC
Willie Thomas – CIP

Line of Scrimmage
Patrick Holt – Big Ten
Tracy Lynch – ACC
Todd Riddick – AAC

Matt Smyth – CIP
Richard Wilborn – ACC

Clinic Committee

John Busch – ACC Replay

Dave Epperley – ACC Referee

Dan Foutz – CIP Back Judge

Scott Held – C-USA Line Judge

Doug Kennedy – SoCon Line Judge

Stuart Mullins – ACC Referee

Jeff Shears – ACC Side Judge

Jim Slayton – ACC  Line Judge

Trey Williams – SAC Back Judge


2019 Blue Ridge Football Clinic Information
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Join us for the BRFOC social from 5-7 pm on Friday, March 1st, at Hotel Roanoke’s Pine Room Pub
If your travel plans allow, please join us for some fellowship and football.


Physical Preparation for Football Officials Video
A big thanks to Scott Held (C-USA Line Judge) for sharing his professional expertise in this great video, which can help us all as we prepare for the season.  Let’s all be careful out there, and stay healthy!


Grants to the BRFOC made possible by:


Learn More About the Clinic and the Staff
  • Dan Foutz
  • SAC Crew
  • Pylon
  • Bruce Stritesky
  • Stuart Mullins