Arizona Football Officials Association Hall of Fame

Tom Donithan - Class of 2010

Began officiating Arizona High School football and youth football in 1990. I became certified in 1993. In 1994, was asked to join Tom Fraziers crew as the umpire. Worked on that same crew (outside of a couple of personnel changes) until I retired in 2006 due to business requirements. During that 13 years, Tom worked the 5A championship in 1995, the 3A championship in 1999 and the 4A championship in 2002, along with numerous playoff games. I also worked the All Star game in 1999. Tom was elected to co-instruct the S/W area rules classes in 1994 and continued to do so until I retired. He also was elected and served on the regional board for that same time frame witch is now called the AZFOA. During those years Tom worked on the Awards committee and was in charged of setting up the kickoff meeting every year. Co-assigned youth football officials for the S/W league for 10 years. Participated as a clinician for the officiating camps in Phoenix, Tucson and Round Valley from 1996 to 2001. Tom also participated as a clinician for two coach’s seminars. From 1993 to 2006, along with Larry Kindred, mentored a new pair of entry officials every year working sub-varsity H.S. games. Tom served on the AZFOA Advisory Committee for 2 years. In 2006, was invited to work in the ACCAC/WSFL Junior College Football League.