GCC Commissioner Ken Rockhold has been selected as one of the inductees for the 2022 Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame! Hall of Famers are chosen by the OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame Committee. Thank you Ken for your many years of service and for contributing to the games’ success in many sports! Below are some of Ken’s contributions to officiating:
- Appointed by the OHSAA for an ad hoc committee setting up guidelines for the Certified Assigner’s Program.
- Conducted statewide OHSAA meetings for new assigners and made national
presentations for the National Association of Sports Officials.
- Commissioner of the Pioneer Conference 1982-2007 assigning officials
for football, volleyball, wrestling, gymnastics and track and field.
- Assigner of basketball officials for the Northeast Conference 2006-2015.
- Assistant Commissioner and assigner of basketball officials for the Southwestern
- Commissioner of the Greater Cleveland Conference responsible for the
assigning of officials for football, volleyball, basketball and track and
- One of the first officials to use the computer to assign officials.
- Instrumental instituting the three person basketball officiating at the
high school level in the State.
- Served as lead clinician for the OHSAA teaching other basketball officials
the mechanics of three person officiating.
- Instituted an observer program for the OHSAA for all regional basketball
tournaments in the State of Ohio.
- National Federation Association Observer of officials for the OHSAA for
Girls and Boys State Basketball Tournaments 1992-2018.
- Trained over 300 basketball officials through an approved OHSAA basketball
- Manager of the Northeast District Board’s sectional, district and regional
golf tournaments 1974-2008.
- OHSAA state golf tournament rules official 1974-2018.
- OHSAA first golf rules interpreter presenting golf rules meeting across
the State for several years.
KEN ROCKHOLD LIFETIME AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
- Lake Erie Basketball Officials Association Hall of Fame
- Ohio High School Golf Coaches Hall of Fame
- Jack McLain Award from Ohio Association of Basketball Officials for outstanding
contributions to basketball officials at the high school level.
- President’s Award from the Lake Erie Basketball Officials Association-three
- Distinguished Service Award from Northeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic
- George Valentine Award for outstanding service to high school golf.