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|
19-22 Tom Sportini
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.