Message from Fran Trumbo, Executive Director

Thank you for visiting our site and learning more about BBOWS.  Our organization recruits and trains referees for Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, and Lacrosse. 

 

This is an exciting time to be a referee.  Sports are growing as club programs and recruiting tournaments become the norm in athletics.  Athletes are keeping pace with the growth in each sport, getting faster and stronger.  In return, our referees need to be in shape, mentally and physically, to call games that challenge both our bodies and our ability to call a game in real time. 

 

Because of the explosive growth in sports and how that growth impacts officials, BBOWS continues to lead other referee organizations in training and then ongoing education.  Our reputation for setting the bar in both initial training and continuing education is one that BBOWS values. We expect our referees to work hard continuously on their game and their professionalism. Our in-season meetings tackle the current issues, thus attendance at these meetings is mandatory.

 

If you are interested in becoming the very best official you can be and are willing to challenge yourself to be a student of the game, then please consider joining our group. You will learn the ‘ins and outs’ of officiating in a collegial atmosphere with other referees who want to help you succeed. Finally, we value the individual official as she/he moves up the referee rating system because that individual's success makes our organization stronger as a whole. We welcome your inquiry.

 

Fran Trumbo

Executive Director

Baltimore Board of Officials for Women’s Sports

Executive Committee

Executive Director

Fran Trumbo

mtrum4@aol.com

(C) 410-596-0245

 

President

Karen Scarlett

kscarlettbbows@gmail.com

(C) 410-812-0542

Vice-President

Denny Lessner

denny.lessner@gmail.com

(H) 410-628-6481

(C) 443-805-1922

Secretary 

Debbie Swiss

dswiss2871@aol.com

(H) 410-889-6589

(C) 410-794-0257

                              

Treasurer 

Ted Avil

tedjavil@gmail.com

(C) 410-241-2519

                        

Past President

Leslie Heubeck

(C) 410-428-0362

Hospitality & Public Relations

Debbie Swiss

dswiss2871@aol.com

(H) 410-889-6589

(C) 410-794-0257

Sport Specific Educator

TBA

Sports Chairs, Rulers Interpreters and Assigners

Basketball

Sports Chair

Nicole Fortune

njbirch1@yahoo.com

909-908-0137

 

Chair-Elect

Recharde Johnson

recharde.johnson@outlook.com

443-540-4116

Assigners

Janet Smith

janetsmith4@outlook.com

410-596-1708

 

Rules Interpreter/Trainers

Linwood Floyd

lkfloyd3@verizon.net

410-952-4520

HS Sports Chair

Michelle Branch

laxmom247@aol.com

410-459-3563

HS Chair-Elect

Maria Gore

mgore@bcps.org

516-426-8106

HS Assigners

Lea Kusner (MPSSAA)

leakusner@gmail.com

443-353-9832

 

Janet Smith (IAAM)

janetsmith4@outlook.com

410-596-1708

College Chair/ Assigner/Rules Interpreter

Mary Hain

hainhockey@yahoo.com

443-717-3414

HS Sports Chair

Francie Box

mary.franbox@gmail.com

(C) 410-375-1977

 

Co-Chair-Elect

Ted Avil

tedjavil@gmail.com

410-241-2519

and

Kim Middlecamp

middlecamp@comcast.net

443-804-8832

 

HS Assigners

Lea Kusner (MPSSAA)

leakusner@gmail.com

443-353-9832

 

Janet Smith (IAAMS)

janetsmith4@outlook.com

410-596-1708

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Lacrosse Continued

College Sports Chair

Larry Carr

larrycarr01@gmail.com

443-867-9097

 

College Assigner

Fran Trumbo

mtrum4@aol.com

(C) 410-596-0245

High School Chair

Bob Frisch

cbtd@comcast.net

(C) 410-241-4382

 

High School Chair-Elect

Bud Kretzschmar

budkretz@comcast.net

(C) 410-916-9585

High School Assigner

Jay Grabowski

jaygrabowski1@aol.com

(H) 410-452-5453

(C) 443-646-4401

Rules Interpreter

Bud Kretzschmar

budkretz@comcast.net

(C) 410-916-9585

Soccer Instructor

Steve Herpel

olmchssocer@yahoo.com

443-987-5621

HS Sports Chair

Kirk Jones

kdjones106@juno.com

410-916-2664

HS CHAIR-ELECT

Frank Handley

fhandley2813@gmail.com

443-500-4577

HS Assigners

Helen Derwin

jhderwin@comcast.com

410-967-0697

College Chair 

Joe Vrzalik

jfvrzalik@aol.com

410-977-3184

College Assigner

Bill Kearney

billk21093@gmail.com

410-967-8945

Soccer

Volleyball