​​President:    John Creek


Vice President:  Robert King


Treasurer:  Bob Garvelink


Secretary:  John Madras



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About Us

Welcome to the Kalamazoo Officials Association.

Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the KOA is a not-for-profit referees association serving high school and amateur officiating needs throughout Southwest and West Michigan. The KOA has been holding association meetings since September of 1955.

If you have any questions regarding rules, interpretation or perhaps a suggestion on how we can better server our organization, feel free to contact us.

Remember, you are only as good as your last call!


Our Mission:

Our mission is to help our membership with the common sense applicatiion of the rules, positioning guidelines and proper mechanics. 

Our Vision:

We want to pursue good sportsmanship among officials, coaches, players and school administrators.

 Our Values:  

Understanding and knowing the rules, proper mechanics and a passion to give your best effort.  


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​Todd Gooding        tgooding20@charter.net

​Bob Garvelink        rgarvelink@portageps.org


​Deb Schug             Dschug@autobodyusa.biz


Rob King                 rking@mattawanschools.org

John Creek              ajcreek@sbcglobal.net


Trent Anderson       tande10142@aol.com

​John Biship               jbishop@alleganps.org


Duane Ludeking       deluede@att.net

Dick Bird                    tigbird@aol.com

Steve Nuyen              nrefump@earthlink.net


​Mike Aumack           doody1197@yahoo.com