Awards & Recognition
The EFOA prides itself in providing the best football officiating possible in the Pacific Northwest AND by being good stewards of our community by recognizing and awarding good work being done by good people. Following are the descriptions for efforts and awards that we pay special attention to:
Each year the EFOA members vote on the school that has shown outstanding sportsmanship. This means that their teams had the fewest unsportsmanlike penalties and that teams, coaches, and fans exhibited outstanding sportsmanship. The winner of this award also receives a $1,000 college scholarship to be given to the football player of their choice. Click on the sportsmanship image to see the past winners.
The Evans-Luse Scholarship was established to commemorate the lives of two outstanding EFOA officials, George Luse and Garrel Evans. The scholarship is given to the school that wins the annual Sportsmanship Award and the athletic department selects the recipient who must be a football player from that school.
The EFOA Golden Whistle award is presented at the end of each season to the outstanding varisty official as selected by a vote of their peers. Winners of this prestigious award represent the best of the best in EFOA. Their mechanics, rules knowledge and character both on and off the field represent the highest accomplishment for a football official.
This award is given at the EFOA President's discretion to the official who (s)he thinks is most deserving.
This award is given at the EFOA Assignor's discretion to the official who (s)he thinks is most deserving.
This award is given to the sub-Varsity Official who has shown the most growth over the current year.
This award was established to recognize retired officials who have made significant contributions to officiating and to the EFOA. Selection of the first inductees was made in August, 2011 with induction following in 2012. Click the coin on the left to see the members currently in the EFOA Hall of Fame.