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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.
- Nate Jones - Officiating
A lengthy career on the field as an official in college and the National Football League, and in the hallways as an educator and administrator endeared Nate Jones to the state’s sports community.
As a football player at Jefferson High, he helped the school win the city title in 1954 and reach the state semifinals in ‘55. He moved to Lewis & Clark College as a kicker and defensive back, and earned an education degree to become a teacher. His athletic career continued as an official for football and basketball in the early days of the Pacific-8, then into the NFL for 25 seasons, including three as a replay official.
In the Portland Public Schools, he served as a principal for 17 years at schools from Roosevelt to Washington, Monroe and Franklin.
- Jack Folliard - Officiating
A part-time activity turned into a passion for Jack Folliard, who spent many a weekend traveling from Portland to cities far and wide to officiate football games - all the way to the collegiate national championship.
Folliard grew up in Lake Oswego and was on the way to a law degree at Law at Lewis & Clark when he first officiated a youth basketball game in 1969. Soon, he added youth football, then high school games and reached the Pacific-10 Conference in 1982 for football.
Folliard began legal work as a trial lawyer, and did that for nearly three decades. He moved through the levels of officiating to that of the white hat, who manages the microphone during games. He worked 17 college bowl games, and was the white hat for the 2007 College National Championship game between Florida and Ohio State.
During many of those years, Folliard also refereed high school games, and became the director of the Oregon Athletic Officials Association