About Us

how it started

AAFOA provides trained officials for over 30 high school and middle school programs across the Atlanta metropolitan area. As one of the largest football officials’ associations in Georgia, we are able to offer quality training and on-field opportunities to new and experienced officials alike. For decades, we have been fortunate enough to officiate regular season games for some of the top high school programs in the state, and many of our past and current officials have received quarterfinal, semifinal, and state championship assignments.

Our association and its members are driven by three guiding principles:

  • Pride in the work we do, both on and off the field.
  • Poise under pressure, in the heat of intense competition.
  • Professionalism at all times in our interactions with coaches, players, and others.

AAFOA is a nonprofit and 501(c)6 tax-exempt organization, led by an Executive Committee of twelve members. Six officers, each with specific duties in the management of the organization, plus a representative from each of six position groups. These volunteers work tirelessly to ensure the success of AAFOA and its membership.

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Today

our leadership

Our Board of Directors works hard to ensure that Atlanta Area Football Officials remains one of the most respected football officials associations.  Feel free to contact any of them for more information about AAFOA.

anthony
bass

Chairman

Jeff Williams AAFOA President

jeff
williams

President

Jay Kramer AAFOA 1st Vice President

jay
kramer

1st Vice President

Sheldon Smith AAFOA 2nd Vice President

sheldon smith

2nd Vice President

Benny Hickman

Treasurer

patrick ingram

Booking Secretary

Greg DeFoor AAFOA Referee Rep

greg
defoor

Referee Representative

jerry
bush

Umpire Representative

keith
butts

Head Line Judge Representative

Doug Bialecki AAFOA Line Judge Rep

doug
bialecki

Line Judge Representative

Will Blatt AAFOA Field Judge Rep

will
blatt

Field Judge Representative

Troy Olson AAFOA Side Judge Rep

troy
olson

Side Judge Representative

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