• Last Updated - January 13, 2019
  • Illinois Basketball Museum Fundraiser

    The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has asked all Officials Associations across the State to join in support of the effort to build an Illinois Basketball Museum. The Central Officials Association is proud to join the effort and encourage all our member officials to contribute to this effort by asking officials to donate one game check from a game officiated on January 18-19 to this cause. If you are not able to donate a game check, any amount is appreciated. The COA will be collecting donations from its member officials and will make a single donation to the Basketball Museum of Illinois to help make this a reality. Please make checks payable to the "Central Officials Association" and mail to Mike Luzzi, 6921 W. Hobart, Chicago, IL 60631 by Saturday January 26. The COA will then send a check to The Basketball Museum of Illinois. To learn more about the Museum and to see the efforts thus far please visit their website.

  • COA Annual Banquet - Save the Date

    COA members will celebrate another successful year at the COA Annual Banquet. Please save the date and join us on April 26. Please find a full list of last years honorees and a full list of past recipients in last year's banquet brochure.

  • COA Annual Meeting Recap

    Our Annual Meeting was held at St. Laurence on October 5. During the meeting, we discussed recruitment and retention of officials, the continuation of an ad-hoc committee dedicated to that recruitment, reviewed the year and the budget, and elected three board members. Congratulations to Jim Sullivan, Steve Honacki, and Dave Wetzel on their election to the board and a big thank you to Jeff Rutledge on his service to the COA these last three years!

  • Johnny Garcia and Mike Luzzi - IBCA HOF Inductees!

    Huge congratulations go out to COA members Johnny Garcia and Mike Luzzi on their induction to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall-of-Fame! The ceremony took place on May 5 on the campus of Illinois State University and saw them honored for their achievements in officiating! Congrats Johnny and Mike!
  • 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

2019 Basketball Socials

Friday, February 8 - New Line Tavern

2019 Annual Banquet

Friday, April 26 - Location and Information TBA

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