WILLIAM A. CHRISTY

2022 NOMINEE – OFFICIAL – (POSTHUMOUS)

Beth-Center High School
California University of Pennsylvania

  • Officiated high school and college basketball, softball, and volleyball for more than 35 years.

  • Also served as supervisor and assigner of officials for the PIAA, PSAC, WVIAC, ECAC, and COA.

  • Also served as Officials Technical Adviser for several NCAA Division I, II and III basketball and volleyball conferences.

  • He officiated numerous high school state championships and NCAA and NAIA National Championships in softball and volleyball.

  • The Tri-County Athletic Directors Association honored him by naming an award — William A. Christy Memorial Excellence in Officiating Award — and presents it to deserving officials at its annual Coach of the Year Banquet

  • Mr. Christy was beloved by those he mentored as officials, coaches and athletic directors.

  • He assigned countless softball, basketball and volleyball games in his life after officiating and was considered a master operating in scheduling games for high school and colleges

  • Christy was a member and manager of the 1973 Sol Mintz softball team that won the USSSA “B” men’s world championship in Saint Louis, MO. That team was inducted into the Washington Greene County Hall of Fame in 1986.
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