A Registered Board of The International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Inc.
ABOUT THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY BOARD OF APPROVED BASKETBALL OFFICIALS, INC.
The Fairfield County Board of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. (IAABO Board 9) is a Connecticut corporation guided by a member elected 15 person Board of Directors. We are affiliated with the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. (IAABO) which is headquartered in Ocean Pines, Maryland. IAABO is the only organization of its kind in the world: a nonprofit service and professional organization managed by and for amateur basketball officials.
IAABO Board 9 has a long history of service to the game of basketball in the State of Connecticut. On May 15, 1923 the Fairfield County Board of Approved Basketball Officials received its charter starting with 16 members, listing Alexander Leverty of Bridgeport as its first President. Our membership now exceeds 250 members.
IAABO Board 9 is a member of the Connecticut State Board of Approved Basketball Officials which is made up of leadership of the five regional IAABO boards in the State of Connecticut. On the international level, IAABO Board 9 is a active participant with representation on the Executive Committee and standing committee participants. Three of our members have been elected IAABO International President- Donald Lomme of Westport in 1968, Peter Carroll of Stratford in 2007 and Joseph Gintoli of Shelton in 2017. Throughout its history, IAABO Board 9 has always had a reputation of being a leader in the circles of basketball officiating.
IAABO Board 9 is contracted by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference to officiate all boys and girls high school basketball contests in Fairfield County, Connecticut. In addition, our members service regional youth, recreation and other basketball programs.
History of the Board
The Fairfield County Board of Approved Basketball Officials received its charter on May 21, 1923. For over 95 years we have provided service to youth groups, recreation programs and schools of Fairfield County, Connecticut.
IAABO #9 PRESIDENTS 1946 – 2019
46-47 Joseph Andrews 72-73 Ed Balla
47-48 Fran Jurgenson 73-75 John Hagan
48-49 Donald Lomme 75-76 John Lewis
49-50 Jack Lyddy 76-77 William Moore
50-51 Joseph Savarine 77-78 Bob Dion
51-52 John Scalzi 78-79 Ed Barosky
52-53 Jack Lockery 79-81 Leonard L Crone
53-54 James Penders 81-83 Steve Donahue
54-55 Harry Rinaldi 83-85 Peter Carroll
55-56 Elliot Graham 85-87 John Peters
56-57 Frank Dornfeld 87-89 Stu Greenberg
57-58 Robert Balla 89-91 Joe Gintoli
58-59 Walter O’Meara 91-93 Tony Martinelli
59-60 Augie Lacavelle 93-95 Vin Hirschbeck
60-61 Edward Bonello 95-97 Mark Karagus
61-62 Jack Bowden 97-99 Roger Gautrau
62-63 George Powers 99-01 Joe Liberatore
63-64 Bernie Iassogna 01-03 Al Vazquez
64-65 Norman Ritchel 03-05 Lou DeMaio
65-66 Jack Cronin 05-07 Craig Zysk
66-67 Fred Rodia 07-09 Bill Vasaturo
67-68 John Valmis 09-11 Walter Brown
68-69 George Stein 11-13 Shawn Donovan
69-70 Nick Zeoli 13-15 Sgt Tom Brown
70-71 Joe Bennett 15-17 John Inesta
71-72 Richard Giansello 17-19 Bud Williams
IAABO #9 Honorary Members
Honorary Membership to IAABO Board 9 is awarded to a person who has honorably distinguished themselves in service to our organization.
Leonard L. Crone
Jerry McDougall Sr.