MTFOA Hall of Fame
Do you know of an MTFOA official who has gone above and beyond on behalf of the MTFOA and scholastic football officiating?  If so, you should nominate them today for the MTFOA Hall of Fame.  Just like the TSSAA Hall of Champions, nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and moral character.   

There are some required qualifiers for nomination and enshrinement into the MTFOA Hall of Fame:

  • Must have been retired from full-time, on-field, and active officiating for three years.
  • Must have been a member of the MTFOA for a minimum of ten (10) seasons
  • The untimely death of an MTFOA member makes that member eligible for nomination to the next ballot
  • All TSSAA Hall of Champions inductees are automatically enshrined into the MTFOA HoF
  • The selection committee is comprised of the five current MTFOA members below and the Board of Directors:
    • Jeff Clark
    • Freeman Cooper
    • John Griswold
    • Mark Jenkins
    • Shawn Johnson
  • All nominations should be submitted via email to [email protected]
  • After nominations are received, the selection committee and Board of Directors will select up to 3 new members but have the authority to induct more if they so choose.


The Board of Directors, Hall of Fame Committee, and members of the MTFOA would like to congratulate BUTCH BURNETTE on his well-deserved election into the MTFOA Hall of Fame for the class of 2018. 

Butch was a long-time supervisor and official for the MTFOA for 40-plus years.  A wealth of officiating knowledge, Butch upheld the MTFOA mantra of displaying the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and moral character throughout his entire officiating career.   

Pictured to the top right is Butch Burnette accepting his MTFOA Hall of Fame induction plaque alongside his wife Patsy and their family.  To the bottom right is Butch with MTFOA  Commissioner Junior Ward and Supervisor Wayne Clendenon. 

MTFOA Hall of Fame Members

Bob Heriges
TSSAA Hall of Champions
Class of 1987
John David Scobey 
TSSAA Hall of Champions
Class of 1994
Junior Ward
TSSAA Hall of Champions
Class of 1997
Ray Fuller
TSSAA Hall of Champions
Class of 2003
Vic Francescon
 TSSAA Hall of Champions
Class of 2010
Melvin Black
TSSAA Hall of Champions
Class of 2014
Butch Burnette
Class of 2018