• Last Updated - December 4, 2017
  • Basketball Socials - 2nd Friday of Each Month

    Basketball socials will be held the 2nd Friday of each month at New Line Tavern (201 N Clinton St, Chicago). Street parking is free after 9pm. Once your game is finished, join us to catch up and let us know how your game went! Food will be provided. See you at New Line!
  • COA Annual Banquet

    The COA has had another successful season that was celebrated at the annual banquet at Hawthorne Race Track on April 28. This year the COA honored Jim McHugh by awarding him our Ellie Hasan award. We also inducted John Hodel and Gregg Buchner into the Hall of Fame and honored Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni with the Coaches Award. Bios and full information on this years award winners can be found on the banquet brochure. The banquet continues to be a terrific bargain at $45 per person. You can sign up and pay for the banquet, as well as your 2017-2018 COA dues by visiting our website (www.coaofficials.com) and logging in using your email address and password and clicking on the payment option.
  • COA Scholarship Awards and Applications

    The COA Board is excited to announce that applications for the "LT Bonner" Football and "Rich Weiler" Basketball Scholarships are now available. Applications should be turned in as early as possible prior to the camp or clinic you intend to attend and will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. Awards will be disseminated at the discretion of the board. There is a total of $500 of dedicated dollars available per sport. To be eligible, applicants must:

    1) Must be a dues paying member of the Association for the sport you are seeking a scholarship.
    2) Must have attended at least 75% of the rules interpretation meetings conducted by the football or basketball committees.
    3) Must be willing to make a presentation on what you learned at the camp or clinic at a football or basketball rules interpretation meeting during the next season.
  • Registering for the Arbiter

    In order to be assigned games, all officials must register for The Arbiter. Full instructions on how to register and begin working games can be found here.

Upcoming Events

2017-18 Basketball Socials

Second Friday of each month at New Line Tavern (201 N Clinton St. Chicago)


December 8

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February 9

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