Assignors and Supervisors:
Milt started his officiating career in 1975 in the Kings/Tulare Counties Association, he also worked a couple of years in the Kern County Association. He was assigned his first playoff game in 1977. From that year until his retirement he was involved in a playoff game at one level or another.
For six years he officiated the California Community College State Tournament 1979 -1985, the honor of calling the 5 championship games. He also officiated the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City for five years, with the honor of calling four championship games. He also had the privilege of working three Division II Regional Championships.
Milt worked Division I Men’s Basketball for 30 years prior to retirement, conferences included the Big West, West Coast Conference, Western Athletic Conference, Mountain West Conference and the Pac-10/12 Conferences. He had the privilege of officiating nine consecutive NCAA Tournaments during this period.
David has officiated college basketball at the Div. I (Big West, WCC), Div. II (CCAA), Div. III (SCIAC), NAIA (GSAC), and community college (FAC, OEC, SCC) levels. He stepped off the court in 2012 and moved into a supervisor role, assigning college games for the PacWest, GSAC, and SCIAC.
Counselors to Mention:
Brady Chellete D1
Tony Collazo DI
Nicole Leon DI (Women)
Nicole Leon started her officiating career after graduating from Cal State Bakersfield in 2012 where she played 4 years on the Women’s Basketball team. She began officiating at the high school level where she worked 3 State Championships. She worked her way into Junior College (2013) and NAIA (2014 . Nicole has now moved her way up to the Division 2 for the PacWest (2016) and CCAA (2017) and Division 1 level where she just completed her first season working in the PAC-12, WCC, and WAC.
Bryce Melacon DI (Women)
Chris Ruiz DII
Chris Ruiz has been officiating basketball for the last 27 years. He officiated in the Kern County Officials Association (KCOA) from 1990 to 2005. During his time in the KCOA, Chris worked numerous Section Finals.
Collegiately, he has officiated the State Junior College and GSAC Tournaments. Chris has also officiated the CCAA Tournament for seven out of the last eight seasons. In 2012, he was selected to work the NCAA Div. II Regionals in Bellingham, WA; in 2013, he worked the CCAA Conference Finals.
The highlight of Chris’ career was officiating the Independent Div. I Conference from 2007 to 2012. Currently, Chris officiates Div. II (CCAA and Pac West), Div. III (SCIAC), NAIA (GSAC), and Community College (CVC and WSC).
Chris has had a successful career as a Special Education teacher and coach at Wasco High School since 1998.
He and his wife MaryAnn live in Bakersfield, Ca.
Terry Minnoy DII
Jeff Sarratt DII
Mike Rodriguez DII
Ben Lomely JC
Kenneth Chappel JC\SSJVOA Instructional Chair
Alan Holmes JC