DuBois’ Sullivan; Clearfield’s Wright Officiate PIAA Hoops Title Game

HERSHEY, Pa. – For the second time in his career, DuBois’ Scott Sullivan reached the highest level of his part-time profession Friday night when he officiated in the PIAA Class AAA boys’ title game at the Giant Center in Hershey.

(Photo from left: Scott Sullivan, Dave Wright, Jamie Evens)

Sullivan, who is a Health and Wellness teacher at DuBois High School, has been officiating since 1990. This was his second PIAA championship game and his first boys’ title game. He officiated the Class A girls’ game in 2000.

Sullivan is a member of the Southern Section Chapter of PIAA officials and has served times as the chapter’s rules interpreter. He’s worked numerous District 9 championship tournaments and interdistrict contests in the state tournament.

A second Clearfield County official joined Sullivan on the three-man District 9 crew, as Clearfield’s Dave Wright, a Special Education teacher at Clearfield High School and the state’s rules interpreter was also on the game.

Wright belongs to the Clear-Center Chapter of PIAA basketball officials. He is the statewide basketball rules interpreter after holding similar positions in both his chapter and District 9. He has worked PIAA interdistrict tournaments for more than 20 straight seasons including reffing the 2007 Class AAA boys’ title game. He also worked at the collegiate level for 13 seasons in numerous conferences including the PIAA before stepping away when he took the statewide interpreters spot.

The third D9 official on the game was Jamie Evens of Coudersport.

Evens is a member of the Northern Allegheny Chapter of PIAA basketball officials and serves as the chapter rules interpreter. He also has collegiate officiating experience and has worked numerous district and interdistrict championship contests.

“Officials selected to work a championship contest must consistently rate among the top officials in the PIAA tournament to be selected,” Wright said. “Every district championship contest and all interdistrict contests are evaluated by PIAA observers. All officials who wish to be considered for an interdistrict contest assignment must also have attended the PIAA official’s convention at least once in a five-year period for professional development and training and work a minimum number of district contests. In addition, they must attend a minimum of six annual chapter rules meetings and the annual statewide interpretation meeting.”

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