MTFOA updates

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Annual banquet update

posted Jun 7, 2019, 8:40 AM by Paul Williams

Greetings MTFOA members,

Just some final notes for our banquet on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at The Bruce Bolling Building. Roof Deck Reception from 530pm - 7pm on floor 6. Banquet and program/concert from 7 - 10pm on floor 2.

Dinner choices: Please indicate to me your choice of meal. Chicken or Fish (Salmon). A vegetarian dish is available as well.

Dress code: Casual but dressy - this is not a a jeans and sneaker event. But please dress comfortably.

Parking: Free and two choices: 1) Street parking spots (handicap as well) on all the streets surrounding the Bolling building will open up after 5pm. (Ex. Warren street, Washington Street and side streets). 2) The Bolling parking lot is at the corner of Washington and Dudley streets (across from the Bank of America branch bank on Dudley street). It's a 2 minute walk to Bolling - official address is 135 Dudley Street with two large signs at the entrance that say Bolling lot. Do not park in Walgreens lot - you will be towed.

Email (preferably) me or call in your choice of meal to me by Monday morning 6/10/19 - at the latest. Thanks and see you on 6/13/19. Should be a great evening.


Steven R. Keyes
Building Operations Manager
The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
2300 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
(617) 635-6730 desk
(617) 997-1517 mobile

Officials needed for Bay State Games

posted Jun 5, 2019, 11:41 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Jun 5, 2019, 11:41 AM ]

Attached is a pdf of a letter volunteer request letter to send to any officials who may be interested in helping out at Bay State Games (also available at this link) again this year. This outlines the dates, times and locations for finals and our three qualifiers. We have set up a Google form that allows all officials to sign up on-line. They can access this form by pasting the URL in the letter into their browser. The form is also available below.

If you have any issues accessing the form, please don't hesitate to contact me, Kevin Cummings, at or via phone at 781-932-6555.

Awards to McCarthy, Doherty, Paquin

posted May 22, 2019, 7:53 AM by Paul Williams

Congratulations to our members, Kathleen McCarthy and Kathleen Doherty, who will be receiving the Mass State Track Coaches Association Distinguished Service Award.  The awards will be presented to Kathleen M. and Kathleen D. at the MSTCA Annual Awards Banquet being held on Sunday, June 9th at 1:00PM at The Lantana, Randolph, MA. Tickets for this event are available for $40.00. Visit for more information.

Congratulations to our member Janel Paquin who was selected by the MIAA to receive the 2018-2019 MIAA Indoor Track and Field Official of the Year Award.  The Official of the Year Award will be presented to Janel at the 4th Annual Official of the Year Recognition Banquet on Wednesday, May 29th at the MIAA Office in Franklin, MA.  Tickets for this event are available for $20.00.  There will be a reception at 5:30PM followed by the banquet at 6:30PM.  Please contact the MIAA for more information.

The MIAA notification to Janel reads:
Dear Ms. Janel Lafond Paquin, 
On behalf of the MIAA Game Officials Committee, I want to congratulate you on being nominated and selected as the recipient of the 2018-19 MIAA Indoor Track and Field Official of the Year Award. Having been selected for this award among multiple candidates, you stood out based on your excellent character, positive impact upon students and officiating credentials. It is with pride that we are able to honor you as a representative of this vitally important aspect of athletic competition. On behalf of all student athletes, school administrators and parents we thank you for representing all officials in your sport. 

Congratulations again to our award winners!!!  

Officials needed postponed meets, MIAA, MIT

posted May 14, 2019, 9:37 AM by Paul Williams

  • Mike can still use a couple of Officials on Thursday at MIT.  Please check your calendar to see if you are available. Contact Mike at 978-457-3153 or
  • It appears that the MIAA Division meets will be held on Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26. Division I and IV at Norwell High School and Division II and III at Merrimack College. Please contact Mike Meagher at 978-457-3153 or if you are available and interested in working. 
Rain this week is causing leagues to reschedule. 
  • The MVC championship meet scheduled for  Saturday May 18 at Chelmsford HS (10:00AM) is still in need of officials. If you are interested in working this meet, please contact Dave Johns at so he can assign you.
  • Middlesex League Meet has moved to Burlington High School on Thursday May 16 at 4:00.  Please contact Mike Sheedy 781-315-3144 if you are available.

Officials sought for Unified meet

posted May 14, 2019, 9:34 AM by Paul Williams

    I've been asked to recruit 12 officials for the May 20th Unified Track and Field Sectionals held at Walpole H.S. It pays MIAA type rates of $85 dollars. Doesn't look like a big schedule of events. There are some special rules which we have time to go over. If you're interested please get back to me as soon as you can. The event is coming up quickly. Thanks.

 MIAA/Special Olympics 
Track Events                                                                     Field Events
100 meters                                                                           Shot Put
400 meters                                                                           Running Long Jump
800 meters                                                                                           Turbo Javelin
4 x 100 meter relay
4 x 400 meter relay

Brian Moody Weymouth, Ma. 02188 617-938-9239 cell

NCAA posts rule interpretation discussions

posted May 9, 2019, 7:10 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated May 9, 2019, 7:10 AM ]

For those officials working collegiate meets, the NCAA posts rule interpretation discussions on an ongoing basis. Here is the latest published version, as of April 10

Officials needed for Matignon meet

posted Apr 26, 2019, 9:01 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Apr 26, 2019, 9:01 AM ]

Matignon (Catholic Central League) has just scheduled a meet on Tuesday, April 30, at 3:30 p.m. at Hormel Stadium in Medford.  Please let me know ASAP if you are available to and interested in officiating.  Bryan Van Dorpe (

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

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