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2020 GAOA Award Recipients

The high school contest officials we honor today have been chosen as GAOA’s 2020 Officials of the Year in their respective sport and 2020 Charlie Bloodworth Lifetime Achievement Award Winners by the Georgia Athletic Officials Association (GAOA) for their outstanding knowledge and skill in officiating, as well as their integrity, professionalism, and dedication.

These officials are motivated, well trained, and committed to meeting the demands of their assignments. They are physically and mentally fit and have the knowledge, skill, and courage to make the tough calls and to communicate clearly.

Superb officials like them contribute much to Georgia’s elite high school athletic enterprise and GAOA is pleased and honored to recognize them with these awards.

Again, congratulations on your selection as GAOA’s 2020 Officials of the Year and as Charlie Bloodworth Lifetime Achievement Award Winners.

GAOA and Georgia’s 7,000 officials thank them for their continued commitment to “Excellence in Officiating” and for their continued support for Georgia’s elite high school athletic enterprise.

W. Alan Smith GAOA Executive Director


Overall Official of the Year - Gordy Bonner - All-Star FB - Columbus BkB



Baseball Official of the year Matt Broome Heritage Officials Association

Basketball Official of the year Doug Richardson Multi-Co BkB Officials Association

Cheer Official of the year Jenny Caheely NW Cheer Officials Association

Football Official of the year Ralph Green Capital City FB Association

Gymnastics Official of the year Erica Dawson GHSGGJA




Lacrosse Official of the year Herbert Phillips GA Lacrosse Officials Association



Soccer Official of the year Ginger Russell Tri-River Association


Softball Official of the year Robbie Guest Houston Co. SB Officials Assn

Volleyball Official of the year Herb Benford Albany VB Officials Association


Charlie Bloodworth Lifetime Achievement Award Alvin L. Jackson WRBOA

Charlie Bloodworth Lifetime Achievement Award Leon Porter WRBOA

Charlie Bloodworth Lifetime Achievement Award Steven Lewis WRBOA

Charlie Bloodworth Lifetime Achievement Award Tiffany Walker Middle GA Cheer Official

Charlie Bloodworth Lifetime Achievement Award Tim Tipton Lanier FB Officials Association

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