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- Howard Mayo - Officiating
Howard Mayo began officiating high school basketball games in Butte, Montana in 1956. In 1960, he relocated to Portland and continued officiating high school games. From 1962 until 1983, Howard refereed small college basketball in both Oregon and Washington.
From 1977 until present, Mayo has served as Commissioner, of the Portland Basketball Officials Association (PBOA), and is a past president of the organization. As well, he has served as instructional chair for PBOA, conducting clinics throughout Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. He continues to conduct annual rules/mechanics clinics for PBOA, and for all State of Oregon rule interpreters for the OSAA. Howard is currently State of Oregon rules interpreter for OSAA, and serves on the State Officials Fee Review Committee and State Officials Council for the OSAA. He continues as a regular supervisor of officials for OSAA at various boys and girls state tournaments, and regularly assigns officials for over 115 schools in the greater Portland area. Mayo is a life member of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) , and has been a member of that organization’s instructional staff at officiating camps held annually at WSU. He has also served on the Rules and Manual committee of the National Federation of High Schools, from which he received a distinguished service award in 1994. He continues to serve as commissioner of the Portland Basketball Officials Association.