MTFOA updates

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Sponsorship opportunities for 80th anniversary banquet

posted Apr 23, 2019, 7:46 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Apr 23, 2019, 7:46 AM ]

You might be aware that Mass. Track & Field Officials Association (MTFOA) is celebrating its 80th year this year. To celebrate our 80th year, we will be honoring one of our own, Frank Mooney, executive director of the Mass. State Track Coaches Association.  The celebration will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building. The event will take place from 5:30pm to 10:00pm.

Attached, please find an electronic packet and I asked you to consider supporting this event through selecting one of the sponsorship levels, forward it to at least 10 friends in your network, or purchase tickets for the event.

To top off the evening, national contemporary jazz artist Nelson Rangell will perform.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

Steven Keyes
MTFOA Vice President

George MacKay passes

posted Mar 25, 2019, 6:48 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 25, 2019, 6:49 AM ]

George S. MacKay of Middleboro, an MTFOA official, died peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on March 22, 2019.  He was 74.

He was born on August 4, 1944 in Boston, son of the late John Hugh and Marguerite (Hoffman) MacKay. George was a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School and Boston State College, where he earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. A retired educator, he devoted 38 years to the Brockton Public School System, where for 17 of those years he also coached the boys Freshman basketball team. In addition, George worked at Cardinal Spellman High School for several years.  In 2008 he was inducted into the UMASS Boston Athletics Hall of Fame for Men's Basketball and Track & Field. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed travel, cherished his grandchildren and enjoyed attending their activities.

Beloved husband of Nancy (Haegeman) MacKay.  Devoted father of Michelle and her husband, Christopher Doyle of Bridgewater, Lauren MacKay and her husband, Douglas Leet of Bridgewater.  Cherished grandfather of Joseph, Patrick, Kevin, Daniel and Mary Kate. Loving brother of the late John and James MacKay.

Visiting hours Tuesday (March 26, 2019) from 4-8 PM.

Funeral from the O'Neill Funeral Home, 59 Peirce Street (corner of School Street) Middleboro, Wednesday (March 27, 2019) at 9 AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church at 10 AM. Interment Saint Mary Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Tri Valley League seeks officials

posted Mar 20, 2019, 2:14 PM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 20, 2019, 2:14 PM ]

Tri Valley League (TVL)- Looking for officials for spring meets for following dates.
April 2  3;30
April 9  3:30
April 23  3:30
April 30  3:30
May 7    3:30
May 14  4:00
Sites are along Rt 495 corridor as well as Dedham, Norwood, Westwood. Please contact Jim Morris at 
if you can work any of these dates.

Middlesex League seeks officials

posted Mar 20, 2019, 2:11 PM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 20, 2019, 2:11 PM ]

Middlesex Leagus has openings for officials (starters have already confirmed).

Tuesday, April 2, 2019  
Wilmington @ Melrose  
Wednesday, April 10, 2019Wednesday, April 10, 2019Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Melrose @ StonehamBurlington @ WilmingtonWinchester @ Reading
Wednesday, April 24, 2019  
Lexington @ Arlington  
Wednesday, May 1, 2019Wednesday, May 1, 2019 
Burlington @ WatertownWilmington @ Stoneham 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019Wednesday, May 8, 2019Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Wilmington @ WatertownArlington @ BelmontLexington @ Reading

Mike Sheedy

Merrimack Valley seeks officials

posted Mar 18, 2019, 4:43 PM by Paul Williams

Dave Johns is the new assignor for the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC). He is looking for officials for the following dates.
  • April 3
  • April 10
  • April 13 Lowell Invite
  • April 24
  • May 1
  • May3
  • May 4
  • May 8
  • May 15
  • May 18.
Dave’s email is Please email him if you have availability and would like to work any of these days.

Catholic Central League seeks officials

posted Mar 6, 2019, 8:53 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 6, 2019, 8:53 AM ]

Catholic Central League - Please contact Bryan Van Dorpe ( if you have availability for the any of the following dates (all Tuesdays):
  • April 2, 3:30 p.m. - Hormel Field, Medford for Arlington Catholic (5)
  • April 9, 3:30 p.m. - Austin Prep, Reading (3)
  • April 23, 3:30 p.m. - Austin Prep, Reading (2)
  • April 23, 4 p.m. - Manning Field, Lynn for St. Mary's (3)
  • April 30, 3:30 p.m. - Austin Prep, Reading (2)
  • April 30, 4 p.m. - Manning Field, Lynn for St. Mary's (4)
  • May 14, 4 p.m. - Manning Field, Lynn for St. Mary's (2)

Nominating Committee volunteers sought

posted Mar 4, 2019, 2:03 PM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 4, 2019, 2:03 PM ]

The Executive Board is looking for volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee:
  • The Nominating Committee will consist of five members.
  • The Nominating Committee will meet for the purpose of selecting a chairperson.
  • The Nominating Committee shall meet for the purpose of selecting a slate of officers.
  • The Committee shall nominate any officers, at large members and/or area members whose term will begin at the annual meeting in October of the year of nomination.
Please let president Peter Meagher know if you would like to serve on the Nominating Committee.  Thanks in advance for your consideration.

MIAA T&F committee has opening

posted Mar 4, 2019, 2:01 PM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 4, 2019, 2:01 PM ]

There is an opening for an officials representative on the MIAA Track and Field Committee.  Chris Lane has resigned from his position on the Committee.  We thank Chris for all his hard work, dedication and years of service on the Committee representing the best interests of MTFOA.  
There are two officials on the MIAA Track and Field Committee who represent all three Track and Field Associations (East, Central and West) who have both voice and vote on the Committee.  Since Chris has decided to resign from his position, he will need to be replaced.
The candidate for the position must be able to attend the Track and Field Committee meetings each year.  There are three meetings during the school year and one meeting in the summer.  Regular meetings are held in October, February and June with a special summer meeting in July.  The regular meetings are held at 11:00AM at the MIAA offices in Franklin.
The three presidents of each of the associations (East, Central and West) will meet to select a qualified candidate.
If you would like to be considered for a position on the MIAA Track and Field Committee, please let president Peter Meagher know.  Please include a statement of why you feel you can represent the interests of all Track and Field officials statewide.

Spring availability sheet is . . . available

posted Feb 25, 2019, 9:58 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Feb 25, 2019, 10:01 AM ]

Spring 2019 availability sheet is, well, available now. You can find it here
It is still February so there WILL be changes. 
That being said, the first meet is only three weeks or so away.
Availability Sheets can be emailed back to Mlke  at
Or snail mailed to 
Michael Meagher, Commissioner
100 Commandants Way #106
Chelsea, MA 02150
978-457-3153 (cell) 

President's Post: Spring meeting, clinic March 14 at Wheaton (updated)

posted Jan 28, 2019, 3:28 PM by Paul Williams   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 9:13 AM ]

Our MTFOA March membership meeting and clinic will be held at Wheaton College, 26 E. Main St., Norton, MA 02766.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 14 at 7:00PM. Rule Books, Directories and ID's will be available at this meeting. Fred Doyle, our apparel manager, will also be at this meeting if anyone needs to purchase any of the MTFOA apparel.

Clerking: Janel Paquin & Steve Kiley
Starting: Tom Meagher
Long Jump/Triple Jump: Steven Keyes

MTFOA IDs can be picked up at any high school MSTCA and MIAA meets held at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Reminder: If you have not already paid your dues, please send a check in the amount of $80.00 to Don Kirkland III, P.O. Box 15, North Salem, N.H. 03073 (checks made payable to MTFOA).
Peter Meagher

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