Central Florida Officials Association
Who We Are
The Central Florida Officials Association was formed in 1947 to provide officials for interscholastic sport programs of Central Florida. There are nearly 300 officials in the CFOA that are certified by the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) and scheduled for games at various schools throughout Central Florida. The CFOA services schools located in the Orlando metropolitan area and within a geographic area surrounded by Volusia, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties. Read more --»
How to Join
If you are a new official or transferring to the area, please fill out the Recruitment Form and a member of the CFOA will contact you. Once we have your information, we will give you details on how to register with the CFOA, FHSAA, and any pertinent dates for upcoming seasons. There are several steps to becoming a high school sports official with the CFOA and FHSAA. Read more --»
Returning CFOA Officials
In a recent game there was 131 years of experience on the floor. The game even went into OT and all 3 officials were still standing at the end!
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Rick Corley's father passed away Thursday, February 21. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 27, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 220 West Horatio Avenue, Maitland 32751.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting a donation be made to "Make A Wish Foundation” or "Asbury United Methodist Church." The church will use any donation to help support his father's favorite church organizations.
DeLand Honors Coach John Zeoli
By Joshua C. Cruey
12:42 PM EST, February 3, 2014
The end of an era is coming to DeLand High School as John Zeoli, the boys basketball coach exits the program to start retirement after entering the Deferred Retirement Option Program several years ago.
Zeoli, in his 36th season, holds the area record for most wins at one school with a 578-320 record. In honor of Coach Zeoli's last home game, fans, faculty and alumni packed the gymnasium wearing Coach Z T-shirts which were sold for $3 each in advance. Before the start of the game Zeoli was honored with a certificate of recognition and a key to the city by DeLand mayor Robert F. Apgar.
As a fitting close to the night the bulldogs delivered a 58-42 victory of the Pine Ridge Panthers to give coach Zeoli his 578th win.
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