GlenOak Students Haley Smith, Erica Warren, Jamiel Randle, and Luke Tyler represented GlenOak at the Federal League Student Exchange Day at Hoover High School. The students had an opportunity to hear from several distinguished officials from a variety of sports. There is currently a shortage on officials in all sports due to several factors including fan behavior. We will be exploring this topic with all of our programs and youth organizations in the near future.
Bill Ek – D1 Basketball official in the Big 10 and other conferences, NCAA Tournament official and assigner of several small college conferences including OAC, GMAC, GLIAC…Bill lives in the Lake school district
Mike Elliott – D1 Football Back Judge in the Big10, 2019 National Championship Game, multiple Big 10 Championship and Bowl assignments. Canton McKinley grad who still lives in Canton
Patty Salvatore – International and High Major college volleyball official…officiated in 4 Olympics as well as other major international competition…she lives in Medina and still officiates area college matches as well
John Mang – Minor League baseball umpire (I believe AAA now)…former Federal League athlete from Austin Fitch…selected to umpire the 2018 Futures Game (played the day before the MLB All-Star game)…resides in the Youngstown area
Henry Armstead – D1 Football official, Big 10 Timer…2019 National Championship game…resume includes Orange Bowl and I believe 2 other National Championship games on the field…has officiated high school basketball, youth football and basketball and the list goes on and on…Canton and Stark County legend..just turned 80 years old
Michael Munoz from the Pro Football Hall of Fame was the emcee and lead the panel discussion.