Purpose/Definition of the Hall of Fame- To honor those persons who have had a positive impact on promoting area high school football and may have contributed to the advancement of the Tuscarawas Football Officials Association.
I Membership Eligibility-
1) Both members and former members of the Tuscarawas Football Officials Association (formerly Eastern District Officials Association) (hereafter “Association”) are eligible.
2) Non-members (non-football officials) of the Association are eligible.
3)Inactive members or former members of the Association are eligible after one year of inactivity (inactivity is defined as not having at least an eight-game varsity schedule).
4) Active members of the Association are eligible for membership with 20 or more years of service.
5) Non-officials are eligible for membership if they are retired from the position that brought them the consideration.
II Personal Qualifications-
1) An Association officer, board member or instructor.
2) Significant years of service as an official or as an Association member.
3) Had a positive impact on promoting area high school football.
4) Made a contribution to the advancement of the Association.
III Method of Election-
1) Any member of the Association may submit a name for consideration by the Hall of Fame Committee.
2) All names for the consideration must be submitted to a committee member no later than the end of the third Association meeting of the year.
3) The committee shall examine each name submitted for the consideration based on the above criteria.
4) Thereafter, the committee shall submit to the membership of the Association at the annual meeting the recommended candidate or slate of candidates.
5) At the annual meeting and following any discussion, each member of the Association present shall vote either yes (in favor of election to the Hall of Fame) or no (not in favor of election to the Hall of Fame) on each candidate submitted by the committee.
6) A candidate must receive at least 2/3 affirmative votes of the members present to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame Members
NAME YEAR INDUCTED YEARS OF SERVICE
Richard (Dick) Klar 1971 31
Earl (Monk) Grose 1972 Unknown
W.E. Laws 1973 Unknown
Lorn McCartney 1975 Unknown
C.E. McElhaney 1976 Unknown
Bruce Luthy 1977 Unknown
Jordan Besozzi ** 1978 62
Cal Pfeiffer 1979 Unknown
Frank (Whitey) Brechbiel 1981 40
Chuck Lorenz 1985 Unknown
Ron Whetstone 1986 26
Joe Maybaugh 1988 18
Bob Schumacher 1988 Unknown
Pop Warner 1989 18
Leslie M. Williams 1989 29
Brenton Kirk* 1991 Unknown
Mel McAfee* 1992 26
Keith Pretorius 1996 33[Teacher/Coach/AD]
Clyde (Pog) Ervin* 2000 37
Sam Fausto* 2000 35
Joe Pangrazio** 2000 46
Charles (Woody) Ronald 2002 13
Albert Amicone 2003 40
Pat Antonelli 2004 22
Rocco Civiello 2005 40
Bruce Seabrook* 2005 35
Don Harrison 2005 20
Larry Fisher 2011 27
Frank Cugliari 2015 33
Keith Lands 2016 26
Fred Mamarella* 2016 37
Jim Riggs 2016 28
** Denotes National Federation HOF/OHSAA HOF
* Denotes OHSAA HOF