Arizona Football Officials Association Hall of Fame

Jim Murphy - Class of 2004

Jim officiated Arizona Football for over 30 years. For 25 of those years, Jim served on the board of the Region II Officials Association (now thel Arizona Football Officials Association). Jim spent many years teaching the new officials class.  There was no one better than Jim for first year officials to get their first exposure to officiating.             Jim’s rules knowledge was second to none.  He spent several years as the State Rules Interpreter and was instrumental in getting several rules changed in the Federation Rule book.

Jim also spent 30+ years officiating in the Junior College program. Jim officiated over 30 playoff and championship games and was a mentor to all football officials, new and old.