Premier Football Officials Clinic General Information


Premier Football Officials Clinic | April  12-14, 2019

Marriott at Research Triangle Park

4700 Guardian Drive, Durham, NC, 27703-8460



Clinic Overview

The MEAC Football official’s clinic offer officials at all levels the chance of a lifetime by providing the services and expertise from the best NFL/NCAA football officials/evaluators in the country. In addition, NCAA supervisors including the MEAC Coordinator of officials will be attending to look at potential officials to round out their staff. Whether you want to improve your skills at the college level or you aspire to become a NFL official, the 2019 MEAC Football Officials Clinic offers everything you are looking for.

The clinic will include classroom and on field training by position for all areas of officiating.  Classroom sessions will review of video plays for your position and led by current NFL and FBS level officials. Instructions and discussions will be in the area of fouls and call selectivity, mechanics and positioning and overall game management. On the last day of the clinic, you will have an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in the sessions by working one of the planned scrimmages.   

This year, the clinic will offer instant replay sessions for those who are interested in working in the replay booth. Replay equipment will be available for attendees to get the hands on experience required to work as a replay official.


Clinic Details

Registration Fee:  $700.00 for classroom sessions, scrimmages and meals at the Camp hotel. $400.00 for replay sessions and meals at the camp hotel. You are responsible for your own travel arrangements and hotel room rental.  Also, please see the note below about your transportation responsibilities.

Transportation:  There is no shuttle or transportation provided from the airport to the Camp hotel. Feel free to rent a car or make other arrangements to get to the hotel. You can travel to the scrimmages on your own or carpool with other campers.  

Camp Headquarters:  We recommend that you book a room at the Marriott at RTP. A reservation link with the camp group rate has been provided for your convenience. The Marriott, as our Camp headquarters, will host your check-in, meeting sessions and group meals. 

Uniform:  If you plan to work a scrimmage please bring your full uniform with both short and long sleeves shirts. The attire for classroom sessions and meals is casual dress (Polo shirt and khakis is acceptable. No shorts, jeans or sandals). 

Crew and Position Assignments:  You will be assigned to an 8-person crew and work the CCA 8-man mechanics. We will do our best to assign you to your primary, but please be prepared to work a secondary position.


Friday, April 12
•Registration 8:00 AM – 12PM (noon) 
•1st Session starts at 12PM(noon)
Saturday, April 13
•Scrimmage at NCCU – TBD  
Sunday, April 14
•Clinic Ends at 12PM (noon) 

Invited Guest:

Gerald Austin, Conference USA Supervisor of Officials, NFL Referee (Retired)

Greg Burkes, Big 12 Supervisor of Officials

David Coleman, Pac-12 VP of Football Officiating, Former NFL Supervisor of Officials

Donnell Leathers, CIAA Supervisor of Officials

Dennis Hennigan, ACC, AAC Supervisor of Officials

Milt Halstead, ECFOA Supervisor of Officials (NEC, PSAC, NJAC, MASCAC)

Dwight Pettiford, NFL Scout

Ron Cherry, Retired ACC Referee,


NFL/NCAA Clinicians:

Keith Parham, ACC Back Judge

Roy Ellison, NFL Umpire #81, Super Bowl XLIII, LII

Greg Steed, NFL Back Judge #12, Super Bowl XLIV

Keith Washington, NFL Side Judge #7

Jonah Monroe, NFL Side Judge #120

Deon Lawrence, ACC Line Judge

Pat Holt, Big 10 Head Line Judge, 2018 FBS National Championship

Ron Cherry, ACC Referee,

Byron Adams, AAC Back Judge

Gregory Smith, Retired MEAC Umpire

Jeff Shears, ACC Side Judge

Jeff Heaser, ACC Referee

Terrance Ramsey, ACC Umpire

Marcus Woods, ACC Center Judge




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