My name is Curtis Messing, and I am a High School Football Official through the Kalamazoo Officials Association. The MHSAA has created a new board position to try to recruit new officials, and I was recently selected to be the Recruiting Coordinator for the Kalamazoo Area.
Many sports are struggling not only to find officials, but to find officials with the physical abilities to do the job right. Many older officials are continuing to officiate because they are severely needed. As you know, and have likely witnessed, the state needs more young officials. Officiating is a lot of fun, it allows people to give back to the sport, and it’s also a great way to make some extra money.
Mr. Curtis Messing