Award Recipients

ATHLETIC OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION ABE GLICK AWARD

Abe Glick was one of the original pioneers of the Athletic Officials Association. He served as the Secretary of the Basketball Division from 1936 to 1982. Mr. Glick was a high school and college referee and coached in the Public League and Catholic League in Chicago for 50 years. Abe passed away in 1986 at the age of 97 and was a member of the group for 65 years. He was a charter member selection of the AOA Hall of Fame, being inducted in 2008. The AOA has been awarding the “Abe Glick Award” since 1986. The award originally alternated between the football and basketball divisions of the AOA, and now includes all four divisions or the association. To be considered for this award, an individual must be or have been an AOA member for a minimum of ten years and have demonstrated dedication to AOA by working for the general betterment and advancement of officials and officiating through rules knowledge, training, education, and mentoring.

ABE GLICK AWARD WINNERS

2020 Bob Copas (Baseball)
2019 Willie Smith (Softball)
2018 Ted Lepucki (Football)
2017 Joe Fritsch (Basketball)
2016 Dave Alstadt (Baseball)
2015 Jerry Davis (Softball)
2014 Octavio Herrera (Football)
2004 Art Kasak (Basketball)
2003 Al Betilyon (Softball)
2001 Robert Foster (Football)
2000 Patrick Deely (Basketball)
1998 Justin Fortuna (Basketball)
1996 Joe Hall (Football)
1995 Bob Hanania (Basketball)
1994 Gary Stearns (Retired Elmwood Park Athletic Director)
1993 Ed Stanley (Football)
1992 Bob Foster (Football)
1991 Frank Moscardini (Basketball)
1990 Harold Schwind (Football)
1989 Ray Brooks (Basketball)
1988 Bill Matheson (Football)
1987 Ken Trainor (Basketball)
1986 Jerry Grunska (Football)

ATHLETIC OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION FRANK MOSCARDINI AWARD

The Frank Moscardini Award is presented annually and recognizes a first, second, or third-year official in their sport. The award is named after the long-time Chairman of the Board of the AOA, who was a big supporter of education and retention of officials and oversaw the association’s growth during his tenure. Mr. Moscardini passed away in 2011 and was a 2010 inductee into the Athletic Officials Association Hall of Fame.

FRANK MOSCARDINI AWARD WINNERS

2019 Andrea Moore
2018 Jared Graham
2017 Colton Ngumoha
2016 Amos Anderson
2015 Ron Owens
2014 Julie Setnicker
2013 Matt Mache

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