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Our Team

Team Bios

Kerry Donohue – Kerry is a Division I women’s collegiate observer and former long time women’s collegiate official.  As WCBOO’s Director of Education, Kerry’s passion has always been educating officials and helping them attain their officiating dreams. 

Jim Grillo – Education has always been at the forefront of Jim’s officiating foundation.  A women’s collegiate official turned observer, Jim provides critical feedback to help others improve.  Jim can also be seen serving as a court clinician and master scheduler at WCBOO educational events.

Sheri Zappala – Sheri is a women’s collegiate basketball official who is passionate about helping other officials in her role as WCBOO court clinician.  Her input has been instrumental in helping campers make it to their highest level of officiating.  Sheri also serves as NYS rules interpreter.

Ralph Fornoles – Ralph is a multi-sport official at the high school and collegiate levels.  Ralph provides all things technology for WCBOO.  He inspires the education team to use innovation and creativity, a crucial element when delivering educational content

 

Patty Richter – Patty is one of the most hard-working officials one will ever meet.  Patty’s resilience led her to reach the collegiate level as a women’s basketball official.  Her expertise in marketing and social media is invaluable to WCBOO and the education team.

Ashley Olsen – Ashley is an up and coming women’s collegiate basketball official.  Ashley has served as a WCBOO court clinician as well as a Zoom virtual presenter on a variety of topics including video breakdown.

Carl Small – Carl is an experienced WCBOO instructor who motivates his students by keeping in touch with them 24/7 via various virtual platforms.  It’s a challenge to try and “fool the ref” when Carl is at the head of the class.  Novice officials often attend Carl’s women’s collegiate games.

Scott Berkins – Scott is a polished Division I women’s collegiate official who provides insight and candor while breaking down video for officials.  Scott is always willing to serve the up and coming staff.  He has officiated post season tournaments including conference finals, the NIT, and NCAA tournaments.

Stephanie Barksdale – Stephanie is a Division I women’s collegiate official and a true mentor and student of the game.  She provides priceless input to the WCBOO education team.  Stephanie’s experience at all levels of basketball combined with her patience and enthusiasm benefit any official wishing to improve.   

Joe Vaszily – WCBOO is blessed to have our education teammate, Joe, who has worked multiple NCAA Division I Final Fours.  Joe provides unparalleled leadership and direction to our growing and diverse education team.

Kerry Donuhue

Chris Pantazis

ROLLIE O. BUCHANAN

RALPH FORNOLES

SCOTT BERKINS

Jim Grillo

Fran Mitilieri

STEPHANIE BARKSDALE

PAT DEFORTE

SHERI ZAPPALA

CARL SMALL

EVENT COORDINATOR

PATTY RITCHER

Patty is one of the most hard-working officials one will ever meet. Patty’s resilience led her to reach the collegiate level as a women’s basketball official. Her expertise in marketing and social media is invaluable to WCBOO and the education team.

ASHLEY OLSEN

JOE VASZILY

STAFF

CONTACT US

214-41 42nd Avenue, Suite 4B

Bayside, NY 11361

info@wcboo.com


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