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